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Raising the bar. Health protection, safety and protection from harm: Could we do better in community based services? - 30 June 2021

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This MRC webinar, chaired by Dr Martin Stevens (HSCWRU), was presented by David Sines CBE, Emeritus Professor at Buckinghamshire New University. 

This webinar considered a range of serious incidents that have occurred in the public and independent sectors that have resulted in litigation claims being presented on behalf of service users and employees. A range of common themes that relate to causation and consequential harm to service users have been determined and were presented and discussed. Lessons learned were shared with the aim of developing a learning culture that focuses on continuous service and quality improvement. The interface between supported living services and reliance on (often inappropriately designed and provided) NHS responses was explored.

David has had a long history of engagement in the learning disability sector and was awarded a CBE in 2010 for pioneering work in the design of community living services. He has worked as a Director of Nursing and led several community learning disabilities teams. His research interests include learning disabilities, autism, mental health and dual diagnosis, supported living, abuse and neglect, offending and mental capacity. David acts regularly as an expert legal witness in the UK and Ireland. He is a Patron of Choice Support and of the Autism Charity PAPA (Northern Ireland).

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Jess Harris

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