The policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect the current service provided to the Trust by Surrey and Border’s Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) and the expectation of the staff working for ASPH.
The policy addresses a range of additional considerations and processes necessary to give appropriate care to people who have learning disabilities and other cognitive impairments including equality of access, easy to understand information, use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and best interest decision making responsibilities.
This policy will identify other agencies who may be able to provide support and advice including the Learning Disability Liaison Team, Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities (CTPLD), Primary Care LD Nurses and the Acute Learning Disability Liaison Team.
Surrey and Borders Partnership (SABP) Trust are commissioned to provide an acute LD liaison service within St Peter’s hospital. They offer support to ASPH staff, adult patients (18 years and over) and their carers; supporting behaviour management planning, care planning and identifying reasonable adjustments within the service. Limited support in the form of telephone or email advice can currently be provided for appointments being held at ASPH sites other than St Peter’s.
|Compiled by:||Learning Disability Liaison Nurse|
|Ratified by:||Safeguarding Committee|
|Date Ratified:||April 2022|
|Date Issued:||May 2022|
|Review Date:||April 2025|
|Target Audience:||All staff|
|Contact name:||Ellen Bull, Deputy Chief Nurse|