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Thu, 09 Nov


Virtual event

Better Health for People with a Learning Disability Training

This Training is designed to help surgeries improve accessibility for patients with a learning disability

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Time & Location

09 Nov 2023, 13:00 – 14:30

Virtual event

About the event

Training session for Administrative staff, HCAs, Social Prescribers, and Practice Nurses given 

by a qualified trainer and co-delivered by a trainer with learning disabilities and/or autism.

This training for surgeries will raise the awareness of learning disabilities and autism and

recommend reasonable adjustments other than communication that will help increase the uptake of

health checks and improve patient outcomes.

Training will consist of:


· Online (individual access): 1 hour

o Brief history of LD in a health context

o What is and what isn’t a LD

o Typical type and causes of LD

o ASD overview

o Testing and diagnosis

o Legislation and reports

o What is in the annual health check

o Screening

o Read codes

o Diagnostic overshadowing

o Most typical conditions


· In-person (on TEAMS): 1.5 hour

o Barriers to accessing health care and reasonable adjustments

o Communication needs and methods

o Environmental needs – particularly for patients with ASD

o Top tips for pre, during and post appointments

Dates for Part 2:  19/10/2023, 09/11/2023, 07/12/2023, 25/01/2023,1 5/02/2023

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