Resource hub

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.

Contact for a copy of the full communications toolkit.

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.


Social media

Facebook graphics:

Twitter graphics:

Guides and templates

Created by Mencap with NHS England’s support for people with a learning disability, their families and carers:

Summary Care Record (SCR) with Additional Information (AI)

Guidance for GPs to use SCR to make more information available across care settings is available on the NHS Digital website. Share this easy read patient leaflet explaining SCR 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.