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Ensuring service users can access crucial information

01 February 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

When people with learning disabilities use mainstream healthcare services, they are more likely to receive poor standards of care. They seldom attend screening...

A collaborative health promotion strategy

08 February 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Reducing health inequalities and promoting health opportunities for people with a learning disability are essential if their unmet health needs are to be addressed....

The information challenge: an aid to understanding

01 December 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Making information accessible involves deciding which format to use and prioritising the information that is provided. Prioritisation is often not taken into account...

The experiences of people with learning disabilities in co-produced challenging behaviour training

20 July 2018

Learning Disability Practice

co-production

This article is a co-authored account of the co-production process for the Who’s Challenging Who? (WCW) training intervention and research project (Hastings et al In...

Cancer screening: better access for service users

25 May 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article reports on a Queen’s Nursing Institute funded project that ran in 2015. The project was commissioned to improve the uptake of the national bowel cancer...

How service users are supported to understand their epilepsy

30 November 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Epilepsy is a serious medical condition that can have profound psychosocial effects. These effects can be minimised through self-management, but information about...

How to make information on health care accessible to all

10 May 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Reducing health inequalities by providing accessible information resources is essential if we are to offer equitable care to people with learning disabilities. Donna...

An update on informed consent and the effect on the clinical practice of those working with people with a learning disability

18 July 2018

Learning Disability Practice

consent

In people with learning disability who have capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 health professionals need to ensure that, when they are giving consent to...