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A system of purple pathways developed by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is in use to help patients with learning disabilities or autism experience the best journey through our hospitals.

The information is presented as flowcharts that show clinicians and staff how the patient needs to move through hospital services to receive their treatments.

The charts are also detailed with contact information for further support. The purple pathways are being used across the trust in A&E, inpatients, outpatients, maternity and discharge.

The pathways are an integral part of our Learning Disabilities and Autism Policy and Procedure.

The discharge pathway is also included in the Trust’s discharge policy and is the accepted tri-borough discharge pathway.

We are pleased to know other London trusts are producing similar pathway information based on the Imperial model.

About the Author:

Inclusion and Vulnerability Officer for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust with 5 acute hospital sites across West London.

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