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.

Annual Health Checks

Reaching the national target of 75% uptake? If not – join the campaign!

From Monday 25 June – Sunday 8 July 2018 help promote the importance of Annual Health Checks and raise awareness locally to drive uptake.

Download this communications toolkit designed to aid increased awareness and understanding of the GP learning disability register, Annual Health Checks, Health Action Plans and Summary Care Records 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.

Access a host of resources (signposted in the toolkit) to use in support of the campaign, including Mencap’s Don’t Miss Out collateral:

Posters

Graphics

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 with Additional Information (SCRAI)

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.

GP Learning Disability Register

Download Read Code guidance to assist getting patients with learning disabilities registered on GP learning disability registers.

Royal College of GPs (RCGP) step-by-step toolkit

The RCGP, in partnership with the Clinical Innovation and Research Centre, developed and published a step-by-step toolkit focussed on annual health checks for people with learning disabilities. The toolkit collects guidance and resources to help GPs, practice nurses and the primary administration team organise and perform quality AHCs on people with a learning disability.

Access this toolkit via the RCGP website.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week Jan 22-28

Cervical screening can detect early changes to avoid cervical cancer developing but the number of women attending for screening is falling year on year. Fewer than 1 in 3 eligible females with a learning disability received cervical cancer screening, showing no change from 2014-15.

Support getting the message out about this important cancer prevention initiative – download this communications toolkit and the following resources:

Flu

People with learning disabilities and their carers can have a free flu vaccination to help them stay well this winter. Access a communications toolkit, including useful resources to help raise awareness.

Campaign messaging will run at set weeks throughout winter to make a splash and maximise impact across the south. Support this by scheduling relevant messaging at the same time(s):

  • People with learning disabilities – w/c 13 November 2017 and w/c 22 January 2018
  • Carers – w/c 11 December 2017 and w/c 19 February 2018

Download the high resolution resources (highlighted in the toolkit) below:

Breast Screening

In the UK, women with learning disabilities are the least likely to attend breast screening. Join the campaign throughout October 2017 in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month to help raise awareness and uptake.

Sign up to the Thunderclap (now closed) to spread word and download the communications toolkit to shape local activity.

Campaign graphics:

Suitable for print (e.g. newsletters, magazines) and online (e.g. website, Facebook)

Suitable for Twitter

Additional resources (signposted in the toolkit):

Template Easy Read letters developed in Cornwall