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3 questions for better health

The national NHS Knowledge and Library Services team has worked with people with lived experience to produce two, new, easy read guides for people with learning disabilities.

Anyone can have problems understanding and accessing health information.  This could include information about medication, appointments, treatment or their health conditions, as well as the format information is provided in, for example by letter, email and online.

Get ready to talk about your health prepares people for what to do before they go for a consultation with any health or care provider.  It includes important information about their rights and what they can ask for, such as information in different formats, help to understand information provided or physical help to get to and from appointments. There is a specific section on preparing for an online appointment.

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Get ready to talk about your health (Easy Read)

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3 questions for better health suggests what to ask when people have a healthcare appointment. Adapted in consultation with experts by experience into easy read from the NICE shared decision making guidance, the main emphasis is making sure people understand they have a choice about their health and care.  The questions are:

  • What are my choices?
  • What is good and bad about my choices?
  • Can I get support to help me make my choices?

Designed to help people navigate healthcare information, the simply explained guides could help them get the treatment they need and want. Also to get the answers in a form they can understand.

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3 questions for better health (Easy Read)

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Source: https://carersmatternorfolk.org.uk/easy-read-guides/

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