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 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:



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


Annual Health Checks

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.



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.

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.


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.

Contact for a copy of the full communications toolkit.