NHS England uses some difficult words to describe the work we are doing for people with a learning disability, autism or both. To help with this we have developed a glossary or list to help you find out about those words quickly. We worked with a self-advocacy who helped by checking all of the words and pictures for us.
The list can be used in two different ways:
- For people with a learning disability involved in our work to be able to look up and understand the difficult words we use at NHS England
- For NHS staff to be able to find easy ways to describe the work that they do, encouraging them to use more easy read pictures.
We plan to update the glossary every few months so if you have any words you would like to be added please email firstname.lastname@example.org us or call us on 0113 8249686.