Beds & Luton learning disability service probe
An investigation into the learning disability services provided by Bedfordshire and Luton Community NHS Trust has been launched by the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI). CHI chief executive Peter Homa said serious concerns had been expressed about the quality of care for people with learning disabilities in the area administered by the Trust, and that a number of incidents had resulted in poor outcomes for service users, with five enquiries taking place within the service since 1996. “We will work hard to adapt our methods to make sure we engage this vulnerable group of people in the investigation, and that we listen to the concerns they raise,” Mr Homa said. “The Trust is keen to work closely with us to address these matters and work to improve the quality of care provided. The findings of our investigation will result in lessons for the whole of the NHS.” A report will be published on completion of the investigation.