Empowering people with learning disabilities is a priority for NHS England. Giving people with learning disabilities their families and carers more involvement in decisions over their care is fundamental to the planning of future services. We have a range of resources to enable you to contribute and respond more effectively to the needs of people with a learning disability, their carers and their support workers. The learning on this page aims to help you gain a deeper understanding of people’s experiences with pharmacy professionals, improve your communication and consultation skills with people living with a learning disability and support medicines optimisation for people living with a learning disability.
Increasingly, people with a learning disability will be living in the community and being seen in mainstream NHS services. This programme considers action that those working in mainstream services can take that will support this key element of NHS care.
This programme has been designed to enable you to contribute and respond more effectively to the needs of people with a learning disability, their carers and their support workers, to optimise their medicines and improve their health outcomes.
8h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)
Learning Objectives:On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
The aim of this e-learning programme is to improve the understanding and skills of community pharmacy teams in implementing the Accessible Information Standard to support people with communication difficulties.
1h:00m (for events this includes pre and post event learning)
Learning Objectives:On completion of all aspects of this learning progeramme you should be able to:
RPS Medicines optimisation briefing: learning disabilities
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