Working in partnership to develop a bespoke health toolkit
Sue Read Reader in learning disability nursing and reserach lead, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University, Clinical Education Centre, University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, City General Hospital
Patsy Corcoran Reach project co-ordinator, Asist (Advocacy Services in Staffordshire), Stoke-on-Trent
Sue Jackson Learning disability lead/primary health facilitator, North Staffs Community Healthcare, Porthill Clinic, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Sue Read, Patsy Corcoran and Sue Jackson report on a project that produced resources to reinforce best practice and promote better care of patients in hospital
This article introduces a three-phased approach to reducing healthcare inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities. It provides the contextual backdrop of the work, describes the integral process of collaboration and partnership working used in the development of an educational toolkit for healthcare professionals, and shows how people with learning disabilities were central in its development.
Learning Disability Practice. 14, 4,12-16. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.05.14.4.12.c8510