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Improving Health and Lives News October 29, 2015

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Joint Health and Social Care Learning Disability Self-Assessment Framework 2015 The Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS) and NHS England have made an announcement about the Joint Health and Social Care Learning Disability Self-Assessment Framework 2015.

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Improving Health and Lives News October 22, 2015

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New resources on Epilepsy Risks and SUDEP Studies have shown people with both epilepsy and a learning disability, are at an increased risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). A recent study in Leicester found that epilepsy is the second most common cause of death for people with learning disabilities. It also found that […]

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Improving Health and Lives News September 24, 2015

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New health and care study IHaL is starting a new study of health and care for people with learning disabilities. This will find out how many people with learning disabilities have a wide range of important common health conditions and how many have had important health checks, flu jabs and cancer screening. For a few […]

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Improving Health and Lives News September 17, 2015

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Easy read leaflets about pain management The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched three accessible patient information leaflets on pain. These are all in an easy read format. The Pain and Palliative Care Forum and the Learning Disability Nursing Forum have worked together to develop these leaflets.

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Improving Health and Lives News August 27, 2015

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Better lives for children and young people with learning disabilities – Coventry Tuesday 6 October 9:30am – 4:00pm Eric Emerson (Emeritus Professor of Disability & Health Research) will talk

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Improving Health and Lives News August 6, 2015

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Dysphagia information request The Improving Health and Lives (IHaL) team are preparing their next ‘reasonable adjustments’ report and the focus is dysphagia management for people with learning disabilities.

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Improving Health and Lives News July 23, 2015

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Inclusive Communication Essex report Essex County Council has recently won an enei (employers network for equality and inclusion) award for their Inclusive Communication Essex (ICE) resource service. ICE is a consistent approach to communication across all ages and needs, ensuring individuals with learning disabilities who have difficulty understanding, and cannot rely solely on speech, are […]

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Improving Health and Lives News July 16, 2015

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Prescribing of psychiatric drugs to people with a learning disability or autism A new study by Public Health England (PHE) finds one in six adults with learning disabilities are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs by their GP that are normally used to treat major mental illnesses. Over half of these adults do not have a recorded […]

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Improving Health and Lives News June 25, 2015

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Working Together 2: Easy steps to improve support for people with learning disabilities in hospital Working together 2 is an update of the Working together guide published in 2008 to help hospital staff, family members and paid support staff work jointly before, during and towards the end of any hospital admission (unplanned or planned) so […]

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Improving Health and Lives News June 18, 2015

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Cancer screening information request The Improving Health and Lives (IHaL) team are preparing their next ‘reasonable adjustments’ report and the focus is cancer screening services for people with learning disabilities. This will be an update of our 2012 report, which can be read here. The updated version of this guidance will be jointly produced and […]

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