Empowering people and their families has been a priority for NHS England as it looks to develop and improve its learning disability services.
Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England, said: giving people with learning disabilities their families and carers more say over their care was fundamental to the planning of future services.
The CNO was addressing NHS staff as part of an event to mark Learning Disability Week which runs to 21 June.
- For updates on Learning Disability Awareness Week follow #LDWeek15
- Read the latest of a series of blogs to mark Learning Disability Week, in which Jane Cummings, discusses NHS England’s ongoing programme of work to transform services: Putting people with learning disabilities at the heart of what we do