Report of a mixed methods systematic review of literature.
This resource is designed to help commissioners and providers of NHS commissioned services, create, review and sustain safe and effective specialist health services for people with a learning disability, autism or both, who have a wide range of needs and varying levels of disability.
Our ambition was to make a difference to the quality and consistency with which safe and therapeutic services for people with learning disabilities, autism or both are delivered.
The resource draws on evidence from a commissioned rapid review of literature and professional review of practice. It aims to provide principles and an assurance framework to help standardise approaches to making decisions about staffing in a multidisciplinary learning disability setting, within organisations and across the system supporting the patient experience and outcomes.
When using this resource, you should also refer to this guidance from the National Quality Board’s (NQB) and its three expectations concerning right staff, right skills, and right place and right time.
We have worked with clinicians and academics to develop this suite of safe staffing resources.
- Safe, sustainable and productive staffing in mental health services
- Safe, Sustainable and Productive Staffing Improvement Resource - district nursing service
- Safe, sustainable and productive staffing in maternity services
- Safe, sustainable and productive staffing for neonatal care and children and young people's services
- Safe, sustainable and productive staffing in urgent and emergency care
- Safe staffing for adult inpatients in acute care
- Safe sustainable and productive staffing: case studies
- Update on safe staffing improvement resources for specific care settings
- Supporting NHS providers to deliver the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time: Safe, sustainable and productive staffing