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GP fundholding and the health care of people with learning disabilities

Margaret C. Flynn

GP fundholding and the health care of people with learning disabilities

by Margaret C. Flynn

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Published by National Development Team in [Manchester] .
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Edition Notes

On t.p.: HACCRU; NHS Executive North West.

StatementMargaret Flynn, Jacqueline Howard, Ann Pursey.
ContributionsHoward, Jacqueline., Pursey, Ann., National Development Team., NHS Executive. North West., Health and Community Care Research Unit.
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Open LibraryOL18543663M

My Healthcare Passport Date Completed Date Reviewed People who care for my health please read. 2 Guide notes for using the passport: This Passport has been designed for use with people with learning disabilities in hospital, but can be used for other people and other Size: 1MB.   All nurses will care for people with learning disabilities but some may have inappropriate attitudes or lack the knowledge and skills to respond to their needs. This article looks at what nurses need to know and what they can do to reduce inequities in the health and care .

NHS: Help Us Help You Some people with a learning disability are more likely to become seriously ill or die if they get the flu. The best way to avoid getting flu is to have a flu vaccine, which is a free injection.. The NHS have made some helpful easy read resources about how to protect yourself from flu this winter, and also how to get the flu vaccine. Training is provided by the local Strategic Health Facilitation Lead, involving people with learning disabilities and can be delivered in-house. If the appropriate practice staff have not been trained, this should be arranged immediately. Failing to do so, could result in payments not being made by the local GP contracting lead. 5.

Read our report: My GP and Me – Making Care Fair We surveyed GPs, people with learning disabilities or autism and support workers to gather thoughts and experiences on the accessibility of health care. Encourage your patients to join the Learning Disability Register. People with intellectual disabilities have a higher risk of developing dementia compared to the general population. Those with Down’s syndrome have a significantly greater risk and it is found at a much younger age (‘Dementia and people with Learning Disabilities’, Royal College of Psychiatrists ).


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GP fundholding and the health care of people with learning disabilities by Margaret C. Flynn Download PDF EPUB FB2

General Hospital Care for People with Learning Disabilities is a comprehensive resource for those health professionals in a general hospital setting who may come into contact with people with learning disabilities. The book explores the nature of learning disabilities and highlights specific healthcare needs.

It includes data from participating practices using EMIS, MICROTEST and VISION GP systems. The next release of the ‘health and care of people with learning disabilities’ publication will include changes to the code clusters used to identify patients with a learning disability.

In addition, new data will be collected to monitor the. Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities Standardised Mortality Ratio Indicator This is a three-year rolling mortality indicator presented as a standardised mortality ratio.

It is aimed at measuring the national and local standardised mortality ratio of the learning disabilities population compared to the general population. GP practices and other health settings can significantly improve the health outcomes of people with a learning disability by enhancing the uptake of the annual health check.

Annual health checks should be undertaken on all individuals with a learning disability from the age of 14 onwards. Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities Experimental Statistics to This report covers demography, health status, screening uptake, preventive interventions and.

Learning disabilities - Improving access to healthcare. Patients with learning disabilities may need assistance to access care. There continues to be under-recording of adults with learning disabilities in primary care, especially in relation to adults with mild learning disabilities.

Adults with learning disabilities in general suffer from poorer physical health than the general population, experiencing health Size: KB. Learning disabilities health checks can help people with learning disabilities to use health services better by understanding what their local GP service can provide for them and learning.

The right of people with learning disabilities to use community and hospital health services, and the central role of GPs in providing for their healthcare, are rarely in dispute 2. Certainly the GP is the health professional most frequently contacted by them and their carers by: Learning disabilities was a clinical priority for the RCGP from in recognition that people with a learning disability are not getting equal access to healthcare.

These resources are designed to support GPs and the primary healthcare team to care for people with a learning disability and to encourage equal access to healthcare.

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statem Care of People with Learning Disabilities, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Patients with learning disabilities represent a small but significant proportion of a GP’s caseload.

People with learning disabilities suffer an increase in common morbidity, communication difficulties, a high prevalence of serious conditions such as epilepsy, and specific patterns of health needs associated with the aetiology of their by: The child or young person will also be asked for permission to share information with other services that provide their care.

The GP or practice nurse will also provide health information, such as advice on healthy eating, exercise, contraception or stopping smoking. All aspects of the health check. The Handbook is essential reading for anyone who cares about making current knowledge a prelude to a bright future for people with developmental disabilities and their families."--Michael L.

Hardman, PhD, Department of Teaching and Learning and Department of Special Education, University of Utah5/5(3). How to support people with learning disabilities 5 Most people with a learning disability can use these things in the same way as everyone else.

Help with using computers, tablets and mobile phones People with a learning disability and hearing or sight problems can use special computer apps to help them understand Size: 2MB. Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability.

An annual health check helps you stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care. This book is aimed at people with learning disabilities, their carers and health professionals in the hospital setting.

It is designed to support patients by explaining in pictures what happens in various outpatient situations. It covers their feelings, trying to find the outpatient department and waiting to see the doctor. By contrast, the history of health care for people with learning disabilities has been characterised by a lack of communication and poor understanding of their ordinary and special needs.

There have been many barriers to access to health services Cited by: This includes people with a learning disability. According to Public Health England, about % of the population has a learning disability (LD). Yet most GP LD registers show only about % of their practice population.

Health Service (the NHS). The book is mainly about health services for people who are aged 18 or more. It is mainly about services from your family doctor (GP) and hospitals.

Some health services are just for people with learning disabilities. They are usually in the Community Learning Disability Team. You can get good information from them. ensuring all people with learning disabili-ties receive the same high standard of person-centred and evidence-based care.

Learning disability nurses Why we need them Approximately million people in the UK have a learning disability, and numbers are rising as people live longer with increasingly complex health needs (Scot-tish Government, ).File Size: KB.Figure 1 describes factors that affect ‘access’ to healthcare for people with learning disabilities.

Wider Determinants of Health include personal characteristics, such as genetic make up or age, aspects of an individual's physical or social environment, and personal lifestyle choices.

Identification of Need is the impetus for accessing health by: Quality Checking Health Checks for People with Learning Disabilities 6 Introduction Annual health checks for people with learning disabilities have been a key part of NHS plans to improve health and reduce premature mortality since a Evidence suggests that annual health checks (AHCs) are effective in identifying unmet health Size: KB.