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Improving healthcare for people with learning disabilities – Learning Disability Today

Thursday, 24 March, 2022

Improving healthcare for people with learning disabilities – Learning Disability Today


Since people with a learning disability often experience significant problems in accessing healthcare, a new report has set out the reasonable adjustments that should be made to ensure adult surgical patients with learning disabilities receive good quality healthcare.
The report, published in the journal Anaesthesia, states that each stage of a patient's journey through the hospital needs to be anticipated and planned for in order to reduce health inequalities.
This should be done by ensuring that healthcare staff receive thorough training, there are regular multidisciplinary team meetings for planning and best interest assessments, and establishing an alert system to ensure staff are aware the patient has a learning disability and will require reasonable adjustments.
Read more at: https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/new-report-outlines-how-to-improve-healthcare-for-people-with-learning-disabilities

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