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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Care pathway

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NICE Guideline CG142 - Autism spectrum disorder in adults: diagnosis and management

A system designed to improve the overall quality of healthcare by standardising the care process and promoting organised efficient service user care based on best evidence to optimise service user outcomes.

NICE Guideline NG54 - Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities: prevention, assessment and management

Defined in this guideline as the ways different services interact with each other, and how people access and move between them.

Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

A plan for the care of someone who has a particular health condition and will move between services. It sets out in a single document what is expected to happen when, and who is responsible. It is based on evidence about what works best to treat and manage your particular condition.

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