Learning Disability Annual Reviews
0Learning Disability Annual Reviews are important. We would like to offer these reviews to all patients over 14 with a learning disability. Usually they will be done in the surgery, by one of our nurses.
Dr Jarvis will help to answer questions and manage problems that the nurses cannot. Visits can be arranged for people who really can’t come into surgery.
It is helpful for the pre-health check questionnaire to be completed beforehand and brought to the appointment.
We will create a Health Action Plan and send it to you after the appointment.
If you need special arrangements to be made (such as particular times for your carer to come too, or a quieter waiting space) please do tell us.
Learning Disability Team
Dr Iain Jarvis, Geraldine Lane, Lana Gorospie, Kim Peacey and Sarah Hewlett form the LD team.
Coronavirus/Covid-19: Helpful advice
Navigating through Coronavirus information is difficult for most of those but for those who have additional needs there are increased difficulties.
The following resources can help:
Coping with isolation: www.wales.nhs.uk/Coping with Covid isolation
Social distancing: www.district65.net/my social distancing story
Coronavirus Easy Read Information
The Corona Virus is making many of us worried but trying to understand more about what is happening can be difficult for some people with additional needs, These resources help to simplify the information in an easy read format.
Easy read guides to common procedures
Having your temperature taken: flipbooks.leedsth.nhs.uk/LN004785
Having your blood pressure taken: flipbooks.leedsth.nhs.uk/LN004788
Having your pulse taken: flipbooks.leedsth.nhs.uk/LN004789
Having your oxygen level checked: flipbooks.leedsth.nhs.uk/LN004790
2gether NHS Foundation Trust (²gether) provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
Telephone: 01452 894000
Macmillan - Say Healthy Resources
Macmillan have created a variety of easy read, stay healthy booklets:
Easy Read guide to self-isolating
Concerned about self-isolation during the Coronavirus outbreak, or just want to know more? Here is an easy read guide by Inclusion Gloucestershire: Tips for self isolating
Sunflower Lanyard - Hidden Disabilities
At Aspen Medical Practice we know that not all disabilities are visible.
Our staff have been trained to recognise the Sunflower Lanyards developed by the Hidden Disability store which are being introduced across the UK. These lanyards let our staff know that you may need a little more time or help which they will be very happy to give.
The Hand Washing Rap
Please watch the Hand Washing Rap to learn how to wash your hands thoroughly!
Videos: Accessing Health Services and What to Expect
A series of short films about accessing health services is available from Inclusion Gloucestershire.
Stay Supercharged and fully fit by having your Annual Health Check.
For anyone with a Learning Disability aged 14+.
The Smear Test Film
‘The Smear Test Film’ is a health education film resource for women eligible for cervical screening (smear tests) who have mild and moderate learning disabilities.
The film has been designed and made by women who have learning disabilities to give women and their carers information about smear tests and their role in preventing cervical cancer and help women make a decision about whether to attend their smear test invitation.