A resource hub for professionals working to transforming care for individuals with a learning disability, autism or both across the South of England.
Cervical Cancer Screening
June 12-18 2017 is Cervical Screening Awareness Week. NHS England South is running a campaign to raise awareness, including a social media campaign targeted at our areas of lowest uptake (e.g. Brighton, Southampton, Portsmouth, Slough and Plymouth), women 25-29 and women with learning disabilities, autism or both.
Recent data collected from over half of GP practices in England in 2014-15 and 2015-16, to identify potential differences in the treatment, health status, and outcomes of people with learning disabilities compared with the rest of the population, found that fewer than 1 in 3 eligible females with a learning disability received cervical cancer screening, showing no change from 2014-15. Over 3 in 4 eligible females without a learning disability received this test.
Download resources via the NHS England website to support our Cervical Screening Awareness Week campaign on Twitter.
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Annual Health Checks and Summary Care Records with Additional Information
This communications toolkit was designed to aid increased awareness and understanding of the GP learning disability register, Annual Health Check and Summary Care Record with Additional Information – available to people with learning disabilities (including people with autism who also have a learning disability) so they Don’t Miss Out.
- Don’t Miss Out: get better healthcare now (A4)
- Don’t Miss Out: get better healthcare now (A3)
- Annual Health Check – easy read
- Annual Health Check – easy read (aimed at parents/carers)
Guides and templates
Created by Mencap with NHS England’s support for people with a learning disability, their families and carers:
- Our stories – a short video of people with a learning disability talking about annual health checks
- Be healthy, be happy – a short animation
- Don’t Miss Out – main guide – about joining the learning disability register and why it’s so important
- Don’t Miss Out – supporter’s guide – for supporters of people with a learning disability, it explains about joining the learning disability register and why it’s so important
- Don’t Miss Out – template letter – to complete and give to the doctor about joining the learning disability register.
- Don’t Miss Out – easy read guide – about joining the learning disability register and why it’s important
Summary Care Record (SCR) with Additional Information (AI)
National Electronic Health Check (Learning Disabilities) Clinical Template
This document is only a guide – providing an initial content summary and overview. The new National Electronic Health Check (Learning Disabilities) Clinical Template will be made available through the GP system.