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Reasonable adjustments

The law says that all health services must think about people with disabilities.

They have to ask 'What extra things do we need to do, so people with learning disabilities can get health services as good as other people?’

This might be

  • Making sure that information on health services is accessible to people with learning disabilities

  • Nurses with special skills to look out for people

  • Giving people more time with doctors and nurses

  • Making sure that annual health checks happen for everyone and that health problems are treated

These are called Reasonable Adjustments

Reasonable Adjustments Database

We have made a database of Reasonable Adjustments using examples NHS Trusts sent in for the 2010 survey.

We would like people to share more examples of Reasonable Adjustments on the database. You can find information about the Reasonable Adjustments database here or view the database itself here.

2013 Reasonable Adjustment Survey

We are now undertaking a second, shorter, survey of Trusts concerning reasonable adjustments. You can find out more about this survey here

National Survey 2010 - results

In 2010 we did a national survey of what NHS hospitals and other health services were doing to make Reasonable Adjustments for people with learning disabilities.

Each NHS Trust in England was sent a copy of the survey. You can download the report of the survey results here.

If you are interested in the detailed results of the NHS Trust survey, you can download the report Appendices here.

We have written some guidance on reasonable adjustments. You can download the guidance here.

We have written an easy read version of the guidance. You can download the guidance here.

IHaL NHS Trust Reasonable Adjustments Survey 2010

Report giving the results of a survey of NHS Trusts about the Reasonable Adjustments they make for people with learning disabilities.

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Appendices IHaL NHS Trust Reasonable Adjustments Survey 2010

Appendices to the Reasonable Adjustments survey, which give detailed Trust responses in table form.

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Reasonable Adjustments for People with Learning Disabilities: Implications and Actions for Commissioners and Providers of Health Care
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Reasonable Adjustments for People with Learning Disabilities - Easy Read
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