Learning Disability: Tees Valley

Health written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Tom Blenkinsop Tom Blenkinsop Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the standards of care provided to people with learning disabilities by Mental Health and Learning Disability NHS trusts in the Tees Valley.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

All parts of the health and care system have a role to play in ensuring standards are met for the provision of high quality, safe learning disability services.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), as the independent regulator of care quality standards, published a summary report of inspections conducted at 145 learning disability hospitals and care homes, including those in the Tees Valley area, on 25 June 2012. Copies of the individual inspection reports are available on the CQC website:

www.cqc.org.uk/public/our-action-winterbourne-view/review-learning-disability-services/learning-disability-reports

On 25 June 2012, we set out 14 national actions to improve the care and support for people with learning disabilities or autism and behaviours which challenge. Further information on the national actions can be found on the Department's website at:

http://mediacentre.dh.gov.uk/2012/06/25/dh-publishes-interim-report-up-standards-prevent-abuse/

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