Care and Treatment Reviews: Policy and Guidance

Care and Treatment Reviews (CTRs) are part of NHS England’s commitment to transforming services for people with learning disabilities, autism or both.

CTRs are for people whose behaviour is seen as challenging and/or for people with a mental health condition. They are used by commissioners for people living in the community and in learning disability and mental health hospitals.

This updated (2017) policy and guide is based on the principle that ‘Hospitals are not Homes’ and that people should be supported to live in community settings. It also contains a checklist for commissioners responsible for CTR.

In addition, you may also find this survival guide of interest. It has been written to help families understand and cope with the CTR process.