In-patient services for people with intellectual disability and mental health or behavioural difficulties

John Devapriam, Alan Rosenbach, Regi Alexander

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Over the past few decades, care for people with intellectual disability in the UK has moved from long-stay hospitals to the community. As in the general population, a number of these people have mental health and behavioural difficulties for which they may require in-patient services. Consequently, psychiatrists need to be aware of the in-patient mental healthcare provision for these individuals. This article describes the different categories of in-patient bed for patients with intellectual disability and ways to monitor the quality and outcomes of in-patient care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-123
Number of pages8
JournalBJPsych Advances
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015

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