Care pathway approach in a learning disability inpatient service

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Learning disability in-patient services have come under some scrutiny in recent times.

Here, Tom Crossland looks at an evaluation of the introduction of a care pathway approach in an inpatient service

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Postural care pathway for people with learning disabilities

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Many people with learning disabilities have physical disabilities that restrict their movement and put them at risk of developing body shape distortions. Here we report on the development of a new postural care pathway, produced by the Postural Care Community Interest Company.

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Physiotherapy led falls pathway service for adults with learning disabilities showed reduced falls in evaluation

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Recent NICE guidance suggested that 30% of people over 65 and 50% of people over older than 80 fall at least once a year and there is evidence that in people with learning disabilities there is some increased risk and this impacts on people of younger age. Finlayson, in a prospective cohort study suggested that [read the full story…]

“Care needs to be just as important as treatment” says report

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This practical guidance has been written to help commissioners, service providers, nurses, medical, and allied health professionals, understand the difference care and compassion can make to the service experience of frail older people, and also to the financial situation of health and social care organisations. The guide covers the following themes: Reducing healthcare-related harm Care [read the full story…]

Oral Health Care of People with Learning Disabilities Guidelines updated

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Our friends at the Dental Elf have brought these updated guidelines to our attention. This is what they said: These guidelines were originally a joint
 initiative between the Development Group
 for Community Dental Practice of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Society for Disability and Oral [read the full story…]