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Learning Disabilities

Liaison Leaflet
Learning Disability liaison nurses have recently been introduced to Queen Alexandra Hospital. This leaflet describes the liaison nurses role and how they can be contacted.
LD Liaison Leaflet

Liaison Nurses Leaflet (easy read)

Learning Disability Team information
Local learning disability services can be contacted for any learning disability related issues. These are the contact details for the local teams.
Local Learning Disabilities Healthcare Services

Hospital Passports
Hospital passports provide hospital staff with important information about an individual and their health needs. Here are two examples.

Hospital Passport

Hospital Passport Leaflet

GAIN- Caring for people with a learning disability in general hospital.
These guidelines have been developed to improve the quality of care received by a patient with a learning disability. The standards form part of a number of audits.
Gain- Caring for PWLD in General Hospital Settings.pdf

Is there a learning disability or not? Screening tool
This is a checklist for workers to assist them in identifying a learning disability.
This is not intended as a diagnostic tool so always apply sound clinical judgement.
LD or not LD screening tool.pdf

Your next patient has a learning disability
A practical guide for health care professionals to effectively meet the needs of patients with a learning disability by making ‘reasonable adjustments’.
Your next patient has a learning disability.pdf

Pain management
It is sometimes difficult to determine whether a person with a learning disability is in pain. This tool is an example of an assessment to aid communication around this issue.

Carers Responsibilities

Carers Protocol

Hospital Discharge Information Plan
This easy read form helps to communicate the needs of the person with a disability when leaving hospital.

Discharge Summary 

Hospital Discharge Plan.pdf

Feedback- Your stay at Queen Alexandra Hospital
This form is being used to find out more about a patient’s stay in hospital. This information will help inform the hospital where improvements may need to be made.
Client feedback form

Surrey hospital training resource
These handouts form part of a hospital training pack developed by Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust on behalf of the Learning Disability Partnership Board in Surrey. It was designed by Clear Communication People Ltd. This resource was then shared across the region (one copy per hospital). Topics include: communication, consent and challenging behaviour.

Accessible Information website
Supporting the accessible information needs of people in Portsmouth, this website helps people to develop their own accessible/ easy read information.

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Last updated - 08 April 2019
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