Easy read information on getting better healthcare for people with learning disabilities to improve access and outcomes


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

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John Northfield

After qualifying as a social worker, John worked in community learning disability teams before getting involved in a number of long-stay hospital closure programmes, working to develop individual plans for people moving into their own homes. He worked for BILD, helping to develop the Quality Network and was editorial lead for the NHS electronic library learning disabilities specialist collection. This led him to found the Learning Disabilities Elf site with Andre Tomlin as a way of making the evidence accessible to practitioners in health and social care. Most recently he has worked as part of Mencap's national quality team and also been involved in a number of national website developments, including the General Medical Council's learning disabilities site.

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