Quality statements

Statement 1 Local authorities and clinical commissioning groups jointly choose a lead person to oversee strategic commissioning of services for all people with a learning disability. [new 2019]

Statement 2 People with a learning disability have an annual health check from their GP. [2015, amended 2019]

Statement 3 People with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges have an initial assessment to identify possible triggers, environmental factors and function of the behaviour. [2015]

Statement 4 People with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges have a named lead practitioner. [2015, updated 2019]

Statement 5 Families and carers of people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges are involved by services in developing the person's care and support plan, which includes how to prevent or respond to a crisis. [new 2019]

Statement 6 Parents or carers of children aged under 12 years with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges are offered a parent‑training programme. [2015]

Statement 7 People with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges take part in personalised daily activities. [2015]

Statement 8 People with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges have access to specialist behavioural support in the community. [new 2019]

Statement 9 Adults with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges are supported to choose where and how they live. [new 2019]

Statement 10 People with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges have a documented review every time a restrictive intervention is used. [2015]

Statement 11 People with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges only receive antipsychotic medication as part of treatment that includes psychosocial interventions. [2015]

Statement 12 People with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges have a multidisciplinary review of their antipsychotic medication 12 weeks after starting treatment and then at least every 6 months. [2015]

Information about this quality standard for people with a learning disability

NICE has produced information for the public and EasyRead versions about this quality standard and its source guidance. See:

NICE has developed guidance and quality standards on patient experience in adult NHS services, service user experience in adult mental health services and people's experience using adult social care services (see the NICE Pathways on patient experience in adult NHS services, service user experience in adult mental health services and people's experience in adult social care services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing services for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges include:

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.