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Care and Treatment Reviews

Care and Treatment Reviews (CTRs) are for children and adults with a learning disability, autism or both. CTRs were developed as part of NHS England’s commitment to improving the care of people with learning disabilities autism or both.  (Please note, for children and young people, the reviews are called “Care, Education and Treatment Reviews” or CTRs)

The ‘Care and Treatment Review: Policy and Guidance’ was first published in October 2015. It has just been refreshed in March 2017 and improved following a period of gathering feedback from people who have been involved in delivering or receiving reviews.

At its heart, a Care and Treatment Review is based on the following important principles:

  • Person centred and family centred

  • Evidence based

  • Rights led

  • Seeing the whole person

  • Open, independent and challenging

  • Nothing about us without us

  • Action focused

  • Life in the Community

This e-learning programme helps everyone involved in a Care and Treatment Reviews understand their role, and what happens at a review. It shows what a ‘good’ review looks like and explains how the review panel might offer a challenge to services to think differently about the care and support to the person that enables them to remain in their home and their community.

The reviews always ask:

  • Is the person safe?

  • Are they getting good care and treatment?

  • What are their plans for the future?

  • Can care and treatment happen in their own home and their own community?

This e-learning programme is for commissioners, expert advisors – both clinical and experts by experience and health and social care staff.


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