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We will regularly add to this section news that relates to the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities.

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Factsheets: constipation, postural care and mortality

New factsheets are available on the learning disabilities observatory website.

NHS England conference - Better health for people with learning disabilities

This conference is on 20th June 2017 at The Oval, London

How social care providers can support the health needs of people with learning disabilities - Newcastle event

Tuesday 28th Mar 2017

People with learning disabilities have poorer health and die younger than other people....

How social care providers can support the health needs of people with learning disabilities - Cambridge event

Wednesday 15th Mar 2017

People with learning disabilities have poorer health and die younger than other people....

The Learning Disabilities Health and Care Programme

Working with Public Health England, NHS Digital has published the first findings from the new Learning Disabilities Health and Care dataset.

This dataset which draws anonymised, non-personal data from GP practice information systems provides information about the structure of the population of people with learning disabilities known to their GP in local areas and details of the frequency of major and common health problems and the care they receive for them.

More details of the information collected are set out on our project page

Full details, including an introductory report, an interactive browser and full technical information can be found on the NHS Digital publication website.

Information request

Information request for your stories, examples of your work and resources that relate to pharmacy in community and primary care and in acute hospitals.

End of life care for people with learning disabilities- Nottingham event

Thursday 30th Mar 2017

There are often problems co-ordinating end of life care for people with learning disabilities....

The Views of Carers of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities on Annual Health Checks - Final Report

This report presents data from a survey of carers about Annual Health Checks for people with learning disabilities.

Substance misuse and people with learning disabilities - London event

Wednesday 15th Feb 2017

Although only a small proportion of people with learning disabilities have substance misuse problems, they are a doubly disadvantaged group and...

People with Learning Disabilities in England 2015

A compendium of statistics about the lives of people with learning disabilities. The report covers a wide range of information about population numbers, education, health and social care.