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Role of reasonable adjustments in improving care: a case study

02 March 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Healthcare and other services have a legal duty to ensure that people with learning disabilities and autism are treated with the same standard of care as any other...

How people with learning disabilities can help train professionals

28 November 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

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...

Study of patients’ experiences of treatment by hospital staff

08 June 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Analysis of interviews conducted by Mencap Liverpool suggest that hospital patients with learning disabilities on Merseyside continue to experience difficulties when...

Use of colour-coded wristbands to improve care for people with learning disabilities in general hospitals

22 November 2018

Learning Disability Practice

reasonable adjustments

People with a learning disability often experience health inequalities. Inquiries and reports have detailed the possible catastrophic consequences of inadequate...

Understanding autism spectrum conditions

27 June 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

People with autism are especially vulnerable to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. They need their environments to be predictable, which may...

Caring for people who have intellectual disabilities

11 October 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article explores some of the challenges people with intellectual disabilities must overcome when they attend emergency departments. It also discusses some of...

Care adjustments for people with learning disabilities in hospitals

30 December 2011

Nursing Management

Feature

Health inequalities start early in life for people with learning disabilities. In the UK, they can arise from various barriers that people experience when trying to...

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...

The 4C framework for making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Background Background People with learning disabilities experience significant inequalities in accessing healthcare. Legal frameworks, such as the Equality Act 2010,...

Increasing health checks for people with learning disabilities

19 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

People with learning disabilities can face significant barriers when accessing health services, and this contributes to poorer health and unmet needs. Evidence shows...