Cervical screening: supporting women with learning disabilities

Public Health England, October 2017

This information, originally developed in North Tyneside, is to support women with learning disabilities to access cervical screening.

This publication covers:

  • how to increase a woman’s understanding of cervical screening
  • making a best interest decision
  • tips for primary care administration and reception staff

Click here to access the publication.

 

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People with learning disabilities: health checks audit tool

Public Health England, October 2017

This audit tool consists of 6 questions and is designed to support practices, primary care liaison staff, health facilitators to improve the uptake and quality of annual health checks, and reduce the health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities.

Click here to access the tool.

Developing support and services for children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both

NHS England, September 2017

This document provides guidance for Transforming Care Partnerships (and their local partners Clinical Commissioning Groups / Local Authorities) in commissioning support and services for children and young people with learning disability, autism or both.

Click here to view the guidance.

A trade in people: the inpatient healthcare economy for people with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder

Centre for Disability Research, University of Lancaster (CeDR), June 2017

This report finds that around half of inpatient services for people with learning disabilities or autism are being run by the independent sector rather than the NHS. Over a quarter of a billion pounds of public money every year is being paid to independent sector companies to run these services.  The report calls for greater scrutiny of these independently provided services to ensure they are providing a high quality of care.

Click here to view this report.