Carers of patients with a Learning Disability

Dorset CCG are coordinating activities and communications to raise awareness about all of the work happening to support people with a learning disability and their families/Carers.  Follow @DorsetCCG on Twitter to find out more and please see the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Website which has a host of information about the work being done – visit: Learning Disabilities & Autism – NHS Dorset CCG   See also: @NHSSW, @nhsability, @NHSEngland and @mencap_charity

Parents and Carers play such an important and invaluable role in the lives of people with a learning disability and Dorset CCG has an exciting project launching with Dorset Parent Carer Council and Parent Carers Together to raise awareness of the Learning Disability Annual Health Checks programme and producing information to get parents /Carers and care and support providers to think about the health of people with a learning disability everyday of their lives.  The objective is to get maximum take up of the Learning Disability Health Checks to ensure any undetected health conditions can be identified early and to ensure appropriate and timely treatment and care.  The checks help people build confidence, independence and a positive relationship with their GP surgery to improve their health and wellbeing and help to tackle the health inequalities for this vulnerable patient group.

To help support women and people with a learning disability to get screened, The Eve Appeal have launched an Easy Read guide to cervical screening.

You can access the Easy Read guide to cervical screening here:

Our Ask Eve nurse information service is also here to help anyone with any questions or concerns about cervical screening. It is free and confidential to use. People can get in touch with Ask Eve on [email protected] or 0808 802 0019.