Interim Guidance on How to Conduct Assessments in Disability Services

August 4 2020

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The HSE  National Clinical Programme for People with Disabilities, NCPD, have developed a new interim guidance document on Assessment in Disability Services


The guidance responds to the challenges of conducting assessments remotely, and using PPE and implementing infection prevention and control measures. It is relevant to assessments for both Children and Adults, and to Assessment of Need. 


The guidance is not prescriptive; rather it suggests how challenges can be addressed, respecting clinical judgement regarding exactly what assessment should entail.


The NCPD will be following-up this guidance by ascertaining clinicians'  experience of it, with a view to revision on an evidence-informed basis, as needs be.  


Read the interim guidance on Assessment in Disability Services