Avoiding hospital admissions through the use of care and treatment reviews
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Avoiding hospital admissions through the use of care and treatment reviews

Vicky Donnelly Strategic health facilitator, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford, England
Jackie Armatage Community matron, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford, England

The Transforming Care agenda and subsequent scrutiny of hospital admissions for people with learning disabilities through care and treatment reviews (CTRs) means care coordinators are more aware than ever of the need for close, multidisciplinary working, as well as robust care and contingency planning. This article discusses how effective care, contingency planning and risk assessment through CTRs and care programme approach reviews have helped to avoid hospital admission for two people who had been regularly readmitted to inpatient services, when they felt themselves to be in crisis.

Learning Disability Practice. 20, 2, 33-35. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2017.e1805

Correspondence

victoria.donnelly@bdct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 17 October 2016

Accepted: 27 January 2017