It’s rare to hear senior public service and voluntary sector leaders talk openly against the idea of co-production. Some still confuse it with consultation. As I heard a senior leader say recently, “We will come up with ideas and then co-produce our … Continue reading Thinkpiece #3: The real reasons we still don’t co-produce – a blog by Alex Fox
Primary care networks are the new way for local health services to work together to treat populations of around 30-50,000. With the support of NHS England, primary care networks will help practices in England to achieve the objectives set out in … Continue reading Primary Care Networks
On May 10th 2018 the House of Lords held a debate on Health Inequality: Autism and Learning Disabilities. Lord Touhig of Labour asked Her Majesty’s Government what steps were they taking to eradicate health inequalities for autistic people and … Continue reading House of Lords Debate on Health Inequality: Autism and Learning Disabilities
Recently I went to an event in Newmarket. It was about 10 year plan for the NHS. In the plan they have set out the top priorities. They are: Cancer, Cardiovascular and … Continue reading Learning Disability and Autism – 10 year planning meeting
Survey for a workforce that works better for and with people with learning disabilities and / or autism. Health Education England (HEE) want to make a new long-term plan for workers in health, education, and social care services. This is … Continue reading Survey on Future of NHS Workforce
This short animated film is raising awareness to the Annual Health Check for people with learning disabilities over the age of 14. Ask you Doctor's Surgery for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gANZupyBHM&feature=youtu.be … Continue reading Be Happy, Be Healthy, Don’t Miss Out
New standards have been developed to measure the quality of health care for anyone with a learning disability, autism, or both. NHS Trusts have developed the standards by asking patients and carers what they expect for their health care. By using … Continue reading New Learning Disability Improvement Standards for NHS Trusts
Campaign on Facebook and Twitter between 25 June to 6 July Hello, my name is Carl Shaw. I am a learning disability adviser at NHS England and I co-lead on a project called Ask Listen Do with my colleague Sarah Jackson. We are … Continue reading Please Support Ask Listen Do!
The NHS have now published a forward view easy read booklet going through the areas they are looking to make better in the next 5 years. Points of interest in the booklet: Opening new Urgent Treat Centres to reduce number of patients … Continue reading What’s in Store for NHS in Next 5 Years?
The Green Light Toolkit is from the National Development Team for Inclusion. It is an audit (a way of checking) how well Mental Health services meet the needs of people with Learning Disability and/or Autism. It then informs the development of … Continue reading Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: Green Light for Mental Health
The second Joint Workstream meeting of 2018 took place on the 3rd April. Joint Workstream meetings are an opportunity for the Workstream members to meet, update others on their work and co-produce work moving forward. If you are interested in joining … Continue reading Joint Workstream meeting
Ace Anglia are setting up some new Expert Networks. These will support the workstreams of the Learning Disability Strategy to co-produce projects. The Networks will also offer a space for people to learn more about the areas that they are interested … Continue reading Ace Anglia, Expert Networks: Health Network Meeting
Ipswich Hospital has set up a new Learning Disability Action Group. This is a group for people with a learning disability and / or autism who use the Ipswich Hospital and would like to influence change. The group is facilitated by Roger Blake, the … Continue reading Ipswich Hospital: Learning Disability Action Group