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How people with learning disabilities can help train professionals

Victoria Donnelly Strategic health facilitator, Bradford District Care Trust, Bradford

Victoria Donnelly describes the reasonable adjustments pharmacists should make to ensure service users do not over use medications

In Bradford, the Healthier Lives group, part of Bradford People First, and a local strategic health facilitator have been training professionals to become aware of the difficulties people with learning disabilities face when trying to access healthcare services. This article describes the preparation and delivery of a training session offered to pharmacists, during which some people’s problems with medications were explained, and the reasonable adjustments pharmacists can make to improve access and meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 were discussed.

Learning Disability Practice. 16, 10,24-26. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.12.16.10.24.e1488

Correspondence

victoria.donnelly@bdct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 19 July 2013

Accepted: 02 October 2013