Policy paper

Winterbourne View: 2 years on

Explains what is being done to tackle the root causes of the abuse and poor treatment of people at Winterbourne View.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The government committed in Transforming care: a national response to Winterbourne View Hospital to produce a report 2 years later setting out the progress that had been made to ensure what happened at Winterbourne View is not repeated.

‘Transforming care: 2 years on’ is a collective account from partners across the health and care system, which describes the work that has taken place. It provides an update against the actions in the original report. It also shows that not as much progress has been made as was intended.

To achieve faster and more sustainable progress, a better co-ordinated approach will be put in place that takes into consideration the recommendations of Winterbourne View – a time for change (2014) by Sir Stephen Bubb.

Transforming care – next steps also published by NHS England, gives further details on the programme and other actions that are being taken.

Published 29 January 2015