Learning Disability Awareness Week 2024

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Learning Disability Awareness Week 2024 is taking place on 17 - 23 June 2024. The theme of the week is Do you see me?
The Learning Disability week is an opportunity to shine a light on the needs of people with learning disabilities, improve general awareness of good health care looks like and celebrate individual achievements.
Find out more about Learning Disability Awareness Week on the Mencap website. 

Lots of GP practices across Hampshire and Isle of Wight (including Southampton and Portsmouth) have now received their Sensory and Communication boxes. Look out for the posters your GP reception area

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A video to demonstrate how the items within boxes can be used is being developed by the North and West Hampshire Learning Disability Health Team. Video coming soon. 

Our Strategic Health Facilitators worked with our local Primary Care Coordination Network colleagues and have developed an Easy Read GP Practice Registration Form and an Easy Read Family History form. 
These forms can be used as a template and amended by each GP practice or Primary Care Network (PCN) as needed.
These forms were reviewed by our (Southern Health NHS FoundationTrust) Service User group to ensure that it is user friendly.
Easy Read Health Questionnaire for new patients 

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Easy Read Family History form

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People with a Learning Disability aged 14 and over can have a free Annual Health Check, please contact your GP Surgery to arrange an appointment.
Our service works with people over 18 years of age. 
Download these documents to find out more about Annual Health Checks. 
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Feedback form 
Our newly designed easy read annual health check feedback form can be downloaded, amended and used by patients, carers and GP practices. The information can then be used to support patients in person centred way and inform practice service development. If you are a clinician undertaking annual health checks, you can download the best practice checklist here.
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The Learning Disability Friendly accreditation is now available to all GP Practices in Hampshire and Isle of Wight (including Southampton and Portsmouth).
You can find out more about the project by reading this guide. 
To see examples of the documentation the practices have to work with, please visit 
Learning Disability friendly GP practice award :: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Download these guides about cervical screening


Watch this video of Ciara talking about why it is important for people with a learning disability to go for a cervical smear test. 

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Watch the 'I am what I am' video.  It has been co-created by the East Hampshire and Southampton Community Learning Disabilty Teams and members of the Patient Experience Group. 

Thank you to everyone who took part.


Celebrating Achievements 

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The theme for this Learning Disability Week is Myth Busting and Celebtrating Achievements. Our Winchester Service User group has created this video.

Please watch it to find out more. 

More videos are available here 

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Find out about other Health Related Information  

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