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Must do better: the lessons to be learned from Winterbourne View

01 October 2012

Learning Disability Practice


The abuse revealed in last year’s Panorama documentary, Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed, was not an isolated event. In this article the authors describe previous...

Winterbourne View hospital: the government’s definitive response

01 February 2013

Learning Disability Practice


In December 2012 the Department of Health published Transforming Care: A National Response to Winterbourne View Hospital, which sets out a programme of action to...

Transforming Care: supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues to move out of long-stay hospitals

27 February 2020

Learning Disability Practice

evidence and practice / supported living

The Transforming Care programme was devised by NHS England in 2015 with the aim of supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who exhibit behaviour...

Successful transfers to out-of-area placements

26 January 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The Winterbourne View inquiry highlighted issues about people with learning disabilities who are placed in hospitals. Although most people with learning disabilities...

‘I wanted the world to know’

19 July 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

A brutal regime at a care home exposed by the BBC’s Panorama programme prompted a storm of protest. Terry Bryan explains how and why he blew the whistle.

Whorlton Hall, Winterbourne View and Ely Hospital: learning from failures of care

17 September 2020

Learning Disability Practice

Service users

In May 2019 a scandal about the care of people with learning disabilities emerged when the BBC broadcast secret footage of abuse perpetrated at Whorlton Hall, a...