Easy read newsletters

Our easy read newsletters tell you about what we are doing to make the NHS better for people with a learning disability, autism or both.

If you want us to post you a paper copy just let us know on engage@nhs.net

Image of the front page of the Winter 2018-19 learning disability newsletterEasy Read Newsletter: Winter 2018-19

In this edition you can find out about:

  • Sepsis – when your body react badly to infection
  • Care and treatment reviews and getting ready to leave secure hospitals
  • Ask Listen Do, helping services to be better at listening to people
  • Protecting yourself from flu
  • Learning from deaths of people with a learning disability

We would welcome feedback on the newsletter at engage@nhs.net

Read the Winter 2018-19 Learning Disability newsletter

Learning Disabilities summer 2017 newsletterEasy Read Newsletter: Summer 2018

In this edition you can find out about:

  • Supporting young people who have problems with mental health or behaviour that challenges
  • Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability autism or both
  • Ask Listen Do, helping services to be better at listening to people
  • Sharing your information so that different parts of the NHS know how you like to be treated
  • A thank you from Ray James, the Director of Learning Disabilities at NHS England

We would welcome feedback on the newsletter at engage@nhs.net

Read the Summer 2018 Learning Disability newsletter

Learning Disabilities summer 2017 newsletterEasy Read Newsletter: Winter 2017

In this edition you can find out about:

Read the Winter 2017 Learning Disability newsletter

Learning Disabilities summer 2017 newsletterEasy Read Newsletter: Summer 2017

In this edition you can find out about:

  • Jean O’Hara who is our new national clinical director for learning disability
  • Care, education and treatment reviews for children and young people
  • How we are helping people who find it hard to swallow (sometimes called dysphagia)
  • What happened at our complaints, comments and feedback event
  • How we are helping organisations who plan services for people with a learning disability, autism or both
  • Our work to make sure we are learning from the deaths of people with a learning disability

Read the Summer 2017 Learning Disability newsletter

Easy Read Newsletter: Spring 2017Learning Disability Newsletter, Summer 2016

In this edition you can find out about:

  • Our new NHS England learning disability and autism advisory group
  • How we are making it easier to complain about NHS services
  • The updated care and treatment review policy
  • How we are helping people get the right care when they have diabetes
  • Our new quality checking tools
  • Two new videos about NHS 111 and how you can get involved in our work

Read the Spring 2017 Learning Disability newsletter

Easy Read Newsletter: Autumn 2016Learning Disability Newsletter, Summer 2016

In this edition you can find out about:

  • What Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England thinks about our learning disability programme
  • Our cancer and breast screening programmes
  • How a personal health budget can help you
  • Transforming Care Partnerships

Read the Autumn 2016 Learning Disability newsletter

Easy Read Newsletter: Summer 2016Learning Disability Newsletter, Summer 2016

In this edition you can find out about:

  • Medicines for people with a learning disability, autism or both
  • How annual health checks
  • Our NHS England learning disability and autism advisory group
  • Our transforming care programme

Read the Summer 2016 Learning Disability newsletter