Access information related to learning disabilities:
- Transforming Care Partnership (TCP)
- GP resources to support Annual Health Checks
- Common Syndromes associated with learning disability
- See also: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - learning disabilities
Shropshire Transforming Care Partnership (TCP) is working together across health and social care to provide coordinated services for people with learning disabilities and autism, with behaviours that may challenge. Over the next three years we will be working with individuals and their families to develop plans to support them in their own communities.
Where possible we want to support people in their own homes and prevent hospital admissions. We will promote choice and independence by developing alternative housing options and providing people with their own budgets to buy their care if they want to. By developing new ways of supporting people we intend to reduce the number of people with learning disabilities and autism, with behaviours that may challenge in hospitals by 50% by 2019.
The four organisations within the Transforming Care Partnership (Shropshire CCG, Telford and Wrekin CCG, Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council) are delivering against the plan and committed to the principals of ‘Building the Right Support and Service Model.
An easy read version highlighting the principles of the Transforming Care programme can be found here Easy read Transforming Care work.
- Annual Health Check Audit Tool
For more information please visit https://www.networks.nhs.uk/news/quality-checking-health-checks-for-people-with-learning-disabilities
- Annual Health Checks for people with a learning disability
Step by step toolkit from the RCGP and NHS England to help GPs and practice nurses make sure that people with a learning disability get timely access to the healthcare they need – please visit http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/toolkits/health-check-toolkit.aspx
- Annual Health Check resources
Mencap and NHS England have worked together to produce two videos and a series of guides called Don’t Miss Out to encourage people with a learning disability to check that their disability status is captured on their GP record. A number of resources are available – please visit http://www.mencap.org.uk/dontmissout
- Better health for people with a learning disability
What social care staff need to know about GP learning disability registers, Annual Health Checks and the Summary Care Record. Please visit https://www.ndti.org.uk/resources/publications/better-health-for-people-with-learning-disabilities
- Health Equality Framework
An outcomes framework based on the determinants of health inequalities https://www.ndti.org.uk/uploads/files/The_Health_Equality_Framework.pdf
- Improving End of Life Care
End of life care is care that affects us all, at all ages; the living, the dying and the bereaved. For more information please visit https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/ltc-op-eolc/improving-eolc/
- Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) local offer
Shropshire’s local offer helps families, children, young people and professionals to support those with special educational needs or disabilities to find accurate and appropriate information so that they can make positive decisions about their lives. Please see the SEND section on our website or visit https://new.shropshire.gov.uk/the-send-local-offer/
- Summary Care Record (SCR AI)
Another way to help patients with a learning disability is by asking for their consent to add Additional Information to their Summary Care Record (SCR AI). This will help improve quality of care for patients when and if they are treated by other services, including emergency and urgent care. SCR AI uses existing information already recorded in the GP system and therefore helps to reduce the need for data entry into numerous systems. Summary Care Records - please visit http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160921135209/http://systems.digital.nhs.uk/scr/additional