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Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for People with Learning Disabilities (HoNOS-LD)

One day foundation course


Forthcoming Courses


There are no courses currently available for booking. Please regularly check our Course Calendar for updates.


Course Background

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for People with Learning Disabilities (HoNOS-LD) are designed for use with people with a learning disability with mental health needs irrespective of the degree of their disability. HoNOS-LD has been tested for inter-rater reliability, convergent reliability, validity to change and acceptability in a national pilot study. Results demonstrate a good inter-rater reliability and a level of sensitivity to change that was acceptable to clinicians working in the field. This course is eligible for 5 CPD hours subject to your peer group approval.


Aims and Objectives

  • Explain the rules and principles of rating the HoNOS-LD
  • Provide experience in HoNOS-LD rating through the use of HoNOS-LD to rate clinical vignettes in group exercises
  • Identify how outcome measurement can benefit clinical practice
  • Describe the development of the tool and the results from the trials


Onsite Training

The HoNOS-LD course above can be delivered at your trust premises with up to 25 delegates for £3,000.00 + VAT. Contact the CALC team on 020 3701 2611 or


For more information on HoNOS including information on other onsite training please visit HoNOS Resource




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