Dr Barry Ingham writes:
"I am currently involved in an International review of the HoNOS-LD led by the RCPsych in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and Te Puote Whakaaro Nui in New Zealand.The HoNOS-LD has been in use since its publication in 2002 without any revision of the glossary. Other versions of the HoNOS family have recently undergone review and a joint review of the HoNOS-LD has been therefore agreed between teams in England and New Zealand.
"If you use the HoNOS-LD in your clinical practice I would be grateful if you would consider completing the survey. It can be accessed at this link. All responses are in the strictest confidence.
"This project will not necessarily lead to a new version of the tool and the intention of the review is not to make any major changes to the tool. The agreed scope is to consider minor changes to words or phrases that will make the HoNOS-LD easier to use in the field and ensure its language is appropriate to the contemporary care provision of people with Intellectual Disabilities, whilst maintaining its integrity and maintaining current core rules. Many thanks in advance."
Dr Barry Ingham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Associate Psychological Services Director North Inpatient Clinical Business Unit: Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University, UK