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IHaL's Annual Report

This is a short report about the work that IHaL has done from April 2015 to March 2016. You can click on anything that is underlined in the report to find out more information.

Making reasonable adjustments to dysphagia services for people with learning disabilities

This report is the tenth in a series of reports looking at reasonable adjustments in a specific service area. This report focuses on the management of dysphagia (swallowing problems) in people with learning disabilities.

Dysphagia Factsheets

Two factsheets which explore dysphagia and learning disabilities: What do we know about dysphagia (difficulty in eating, drinking or swallowing) in people with learning disabilities? What do we know about supporting people with learning disabilities who have dysphagia (difficulty in eating, drinking or swallowing)?

Joint Health and Social Care Self-Assessment Framework: Good practice guidance

The Joint Health and Social Care Self-Assessment Framework (SAF) is a valuable tool for benchmarking and identifying local priorities to improve the health and lives of people with learning disabilities. The findings should be used to inform local action plans.

There are examples in this report about how the SAF is being used as a lever for change at national, regional and local level.

Joint Health and Social Care Self-Assessment Framework 2015

This publication contains all of the resources related to the Joint Health and Social Care Self-Assessment Framework 2015

Autism self-assessment 2014

This publication contains findings from the Autism self-assessment framework 2014

An update on IHaL's work (April - September 2015)

This is a short report about the work that IHaL has done from April to September 2015. You can click on anything that is underlined in the report to find out more information.

Making reasonable adjustments to cancer screening An update of the 2012 report

This report is about the three national cancer screening programmes. It is an updated version of the 2012 IHaL report and and includes new resources and recent examples of good practice.

The 2013 census of people in mental hospitals with learning disabilities or autism

The 2013 census of people in mental hospitals with learning disabilities or autism

The determinants of health inequities experienced by children with learning disabilities

The Learning Disabilities team have today published a new report on The determinants of health inequities experienced by children with learning disabilities. The new report summarises current scientific knowledge about the determinants of health inequities experienced by children with learning disabilities in the UK. The existing evidence and new analyses presented in this report suggests that, when compared with their non-disabled peers, children with learning disabilities are: - less likely to have been breastfed at all or breastfed exclusively - more likely to live in rented housing, overcrowded housing, housing in a poor state of repair and housing that was too cold in winter - more likely to be exposed to tobacco smoke - at increased risk of exposure to violence, including bullying, physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect - less likely to have a close relationship with their mother - more likely to be exposed to inconsistent and harsh parenting and more chaotic family environments - more likely to be exposed to a greater number and wider range of potentially adverse life events

Recommendations targeted at national and local government are included in the report and focus on three key actions: reducing child poverty; reducing exposure to specific hazards; and building resilience.

Prescribing of psychotropic medication for people with learning disabilities and autism

This report documents the extent of prescribing of psychotropic medication for people with learning disabilities or autism in England.

There is also an easy read version.

Working together 2: Easy steps to improve support for people with learning disabilities in hospital

This updated guide is an important resource for hospital staff, families and paid support staff working with people with learning disabilities to help them get the care they need, every step of the way from pre-admission planning to discharge. It includes practical suggestions along with links to further resources.

Joint Learning Disabilities Health and Social Care Self-Assessment Framework 2014

Findings from the 2014 Learning Disabilities Self-Assessment Exercise. Reported to IHaL by Local Learning Disability Partnership Boards.

Epilepsy Factsheets

Factsheets which explore epilepsy and learning disabilities:

New: Service responses to people with learning disabilities and epilepsy

How many people with learning disabilities have epilepsy? Do people with epilepsy and learning disabilities have an increased risk of death? How many people with Down syndrome have epilepsy?

Health checks for people with learning disabilities: including young people aged 14 and over, and producing health action plans: Action summary

A brief summary of guidance developed in relation to changes to the annual health checks enhanced service for people with learning disabilities.

Health checks for people with learning disabilities: including young people aged 14 and over, and producing health action plans

This report provides guidance and good practice examples in relation to the annual health checks enhanced service being extended to include young people with learning disabilities aged 14 and over, and the requirement of participating practices to produce a health action plan linked to each person's health check.

CQC inspection reports of NHS trusts How do they address the needs of people with learning disabilities? An interim analysis

An interim report and an easy read summary looking at how CQC inspection reports address the needs of people with learning disabilities.

People with Learning Disabilities in England 2013

The fourth annual 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.

The Uptake of Learning Disabilities Health Checks, 2013 to 2014

Report documenting the Uptake of Learning Disabilities Health Checks, 2013 to 2014 with associated spreadsheet giving Clinical Commissining Group details and powerpoint presentation.