We will regularly add to this section news that relates to the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities.
The final report of the confidential inquiry into the premature deaths of people with learning disabilities has been published.
Posted Mon 22 Apr 2013 15:55
This report contains a number of examples of reasonable adjustments to improve access to diabetes services.
Posted Thu 28 Mar 2013 10:45
This report suggests that in many areas of England JSNAs are failing to take due account of the health needs of people with learning disabilities, especially children with learning disabilities.
Posted Wed 27 Mar 2013 10:25
From the 1st April, the Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory will be part of a new organisation, Public Health England. Prof John Newton, Chief Knowledge Officer for Public Health England answers questions about this on a new video
Posted Mon 25 Mar 2013 13:45
This joint event with SeeAbility is happening on the 18th June in London.
Posted Thu 21 Mar 2013 19:55
This event is designed to give participants the knowledge and tools to improve eye care for people with learning disabilities.
It is a joint event with SeeAbility
Posted Thu 21 Mar 2013 07:11
The Office for Disability Issues have published a review of evidence about disability in the UK.
Posted Wed 13 Feb 2013 22:10
Some health conditions should usually be manageable without needing emergency hospital admissions. People with learning disabilities have a large number of emergency for convulsions, diabetic emergencies, constipation and influenza/pneumonia. This new report is about admissions for these conditions.
Posted Fri 8 Feb 2013 17:30
The Health Equality Framework (HEF), an Outcomes Framework based around the determinants of health inequalities, is designed to help commissioners determine the impact and effectiveness of the services they are commissioning for people with learning disabilities. This workshop is an opportunity for commissioners and others who are interested in better services for people with learning disabilities to familiarize themselves with the HEF, and explore how to implement the tool locally.
Posted Thu 7 Feb 2013 15:06
This report, which builds on the current health check guidance, was published today.
Posted Wed 6 Feb 2013 07:15