Learning Disability

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.

Reasonable Adjustments

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 beating the virus

Easy Read Swabbing for coronavirus

Easy Read Community learning disability teams update

Easy Read Information

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

2gether NHS Foundation Trust (²gether) provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Telephone: 01452 894000

Website: www.2gether.nhs.uk

Macmillan - Say Healthy Resources

Macmillan have created a variety of easy read, stay healthy booklets:

Being safe in the sun

Breast care for women

Healthy exercise

Having safe sex

Stop smoking

How to check your balls (testicles)

Catch A Smile

Helping people with disabilities and special needs enjoy fishing at Elmore Fisheries, Elmore Lane West, Stonebench, Gloucester, GL2 3NW.

Telephone: 01452 722993

Website: catchasmile.co.uk

Email: enquiries@catchasmile.co.uk

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.

Supercharged Me

Stay Supercharged and fully fit by having your Annual Health Check.

For anyone with a Learning Disability aged 14+.

Website: www.superchargedme.uk

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.

Website: www.jostrust.org.uk