QNLD publishes a biannual newsletter which contains the latest news on the project, as well as contributions from our member services about the work they have been doing. The project team are always looking for submissions for the next edition so if you have a project or innovation you would like to tell us about, or a piece of artwork created by your service users you want to share, please get in contact with us on L.D@rcpsych.ac.uk
Annual Forum 2018
The QNLD's 3rd Annual Forum will take place on Thursday 25th October 2018. It will have a theme of human rights, advocacy and least restrictive practice. We are currently finalising the programme and booking will open soon but if you have any ideas about an issue we should discuss or an organisation we have to hear from, please get in touch at L.D@rcpsych.ac.uk
Annual Forum 2017
The Quality Network and Accreditation for Inpatient Learning Disability Services held its second Annual Forum on 4th May 2017, at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' headquarters in Prescot Street. The day was attended by professionals, patients and family and friends who discussed key service development issues relevant to inpatient learning disability services.
Attendees heard presentations on a variety of subjects. The organisations who spoke and some of their presentations are available below:
The Development of a Sports Coordinator Role within Inpatient Learning Disability Services - Jonathan Whitwell, Danshell Healthcare
Trauma-focused treatment and support for Individuals who have experienced sexual violence or abuse - Dr Richard Curen, Respond
NHS Right Care - Bryn Shorney
Our Journey Towards QNLD Accreditation - Angela Southern & Amanda Perrin, Greenways ATU
What is Love? - Heart and Soul
Special interest day
QNLD is planning to hold a special interest day in Spring 2019. This will be an opportunity to focus on an important aspect of care for people with learning disabilities.
There will be more news on this soon.
A new network!
The CCQI is currently working on a new set of standards which will form the basis of a new quality network for community learning disability services. In light of the Transforming Care agenda and the move away from inpatient treatment, towards better community services we feel this is a timely and important development to keep our work relevant to the services we support.
The new service will be called the Quality Network for Community Learning Disability Services (QNCLD). To register your interest in finding out more contact QNCLD@rcpsych.ac.uk