These guidelines identify 12 specific areas for improvement in caring for people with a learning disability in general hospital settings. These have been prioritised as the most pressing areas of need and focus on specific areas of the person’s journey to and through the general hospital service (e.g. the journey through emergency care), transition processes (e.g. admission and discharge planning) and a number of clinical issues (e.g. nutrition and hydration)
Each of the guidelines includes a best practice statement and a series of best practice indicators relevant to the particular area of improvement.