Following the launch of a film to support better health for people with learning disabilities, a new guide for social care providers has been published to address health inequalities of people with learning disabilities.
The guidance document, Better Health for People with Learning Disabilities (opens new window) has been commissioned by NHS England, and is designed to support social care providers who want to improve the health and therefore the lives of the people they support.
Specifically, it is about the important role providers can play to ensure that people with learning disabilities:
- Are on the GP learning disability quality and outcomes framework register.
- Get annual health checks.
- Have additional information on their Summary Care Record that says what reasonable adjustments they need