Developing an anticipatory healthcare calendar
Tracie Keats Programme manager, Merseyside & Cheshire Cancer Network, Wirral
Paul Mackenzie Health inequalities manager, Merseyside & Cheshire Cancer Network, Wirral
Scott Harrison , Warrington Primary Care Trust
Potential health crises can be averted by using a tool that assists staff to monitor changes in a client’s behaviour or wellbeing, say Tracie Keats and colleagues
This article discusses the problems faced by people with learning disabilities who have complex health needs and how a staff team developed a unique tool for improving health surveillance and access to health care. It describes the design and piloting of the tool, and makes recommendations regarding the improvement of anticipatory health care for vulnerable patients.
Learning Disability Practice. 13, 8, 34-38. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.10.13.8.34.c8021