A letter has been sent to a group of people whose physical health conditions mean they are at the greatest risk from Coronavirus. Please help us to share this with people who may be in the highest risk group and have received the original letter. … Continue reading Guidance and updates for Coronavirus at-risk patients
Washing your hands is very important to stop the spread of germs. You should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. It is recommended by the NHS to wash your hands regularly throughout the day. It should be the first thing you do … Continue reading Washing Your Hands
It is very difficult to give advice about the Coronavirus, which is also known as COVID-19. New information is given out on a daily basis and advice on how to stay safe is always changing. It can be very confusing seeing different advice … Continue reading Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
NHS England/Improvement are looking for new advisory group members The NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Engagement team help people with a learning disability and their families, carers and supporters to have their … Continue reading NHS England/Improvement Advisory Group
NHS England's easy read newsletters tell you about what they are doing to make the NHS better for people with a learning disability, autism or both. If you want paper copy just them know on firstname.lastname@example.org In Issue 10 you can find out … Continue reading Easy Read Newsletter: Issue 10
Members of the learning disability partnership have created an easy-read version of February's Suffolk Alliance Mental Health Transformation Newsletter. You can view the document here: … Continue reading Suffolk Alliance Mental Health Programme Team Newsletter: February 2020
An exciting time to join the Clinical Commissioning Group to support the SEND agenda for health, working across organisational boundaries to improve outcomes for Children, young people and their families. The role will be to support the day to day … Continue reading Job opportunity: Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Officer
If you don't know, watch this explainer video from NHS England/Improvement. Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oDn83KDM0E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oDn83KDM0E&feature=youtu.be … Continue reading What are personal health budgets?
All care decisions must come from a shared partnership between the professional and the child, young person or adult. But for those who do not have capacity for their choices, or may lose that capacity in the future it is important that the right … Continue reading Deciding right – An initiative for making care decisions in advance
Healthwatch Suffolk is asking people about what it’s like to live in our local care and nursing homes. The aim is to inform positive change and continued good practice by learning more about the quality of care home services in the county, … Continue reading What’s It Like
25 million to be offered free NHS flu jab this winter. The health service in England has prepared for its largest-ever flu protection drive to help keep people well and ease pressure on urgent care services over the colder months. It … Continue reading Could you get a free flu jab?
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is looking for 8 new Governors, with an interest in mental wellbeing, to represent the views of local people and help shape its future. The seats open for election are: 3 Public Governors in … Continue reading A chance to help shape mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk
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
The Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Recovery College recently made a film about their co-produced courses and the valuable support they provide. You can watch the film by clicking the link … Continue reading Recovery College film
#averydifferentconversation has been happening across east and west Suffolk since May 2018. During the past 6 months, our partnership - Suffolk User Forum, Suffolk Parent Carer Network, Suffolk Family Carers, Ace Anglia and Healthwatch Suffolk, … Continue reading #averydifferentconversation
About the NHS Long Term Plan The NHS is one of Britain’s greatest achievements and for 70 years its dedicated staff has been there for us. A lot has changed since it was created in 1948, and today the NHS is responding to changes in … Continue reading NHS Long Term Plan
In the aftermath of the Winterbourne View scandal the government pledged to transfer people with learning disabilities and autism out of unsuitable hospital placements and into supported community living settings. A key milestone was to cut inpatient … Continue reading File on 4:Transforming Care – Is it Working?
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
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?
Karl Butler, a Strategy Champion for Work & Purpose, has been successful gaining a Learning Disability Advisor role at NHS England! He will be working across the Midlands & East. 'I'm excited & nervous, I've been dreaming about having … Continue reading Congratulations