The NHS Quality Checkers Programme will involve people with learning disabilities helping to inspect their local NHS services and offer advice on how these can be re-designed to better meet their needs (and the needs of other patients). Tools are under development for use by Quality Checkers across seven NHS service areas:
- Emergency Departments.
- Community Services.
- Acute Hospitals.
- Primary Care (GPs).
- Mental Health Services.
- Learning Disability Services.
People with a learning disability to design ‘quality checks’ for NHS services. London: NHS England, May 11th 2016.
Learning Disability Week (2016)
Possibly of interest, on Learning Disability Week, the theme of which in 2016 is building relationships:
It’s all about building relationships – Tyler O’Sullivan. London: NHS England, June 22nd 2016.
More on the NHS Learning Disabilities Employment programme:
Employing people in the NHS with learning disabilities. London: NHS Employers, June 17th 2015.
Improving Access to Eye Care
People with learning disabilities encounter high levels of sight problems and may fail to receive suitable eye care. The following report makes recommendations to improve access for people with learning disabilities to eye care.
Delivering an equal right to sight. Epsom [Surrey]: SeeAbility Eye Care and Vision, June 28th 2016.