Access to good healthcare is a fundamental right and there is good evidence that this is not always the case for people with learning disabilities. We have posted many times about the problems people face, most recently drawing attention to the Mencap report on the lack of progress in many parts of the NHS in providing better access and better responses to people with learning disabilities.
This booklet, published by the foundation for people with learning disabilities is aimed at helping people with learning disabilities, their families and their supporters to get a better response from the NHS. It sets out a range of things that people can do to look after their own health as well as providing information on ‘who’s who’ in the NHS.
One driver of quality improvement in healthcare is better information for patients and this booklet aims to offer understandable information for patients with learning disabilities.
There are a number of real life problems with some tips for how to overcome them as well as advice about how to get help and a list of useful contacts where people can get more information.
You can download the booklet here: Good Healthcare for All, Giraud-Saunders A, Foundation for people with learning disabilities