Learning Disability Health Facilitators
Aims and objectives of service
This service aims to improve the healthcare of people with learning disabilities and provide opportunities for health care professionals to review and improve their own knowledge to help them make their own services more accessible to people with learning disabilities.
The team provides specialist advice relating to the health needs of people with learning disabilities and seeks to support and encourage innovation, promote networking and explore new ways of working and sharing expertise.
The service will predominantly support adults over 18 but will also support young people over 16 to support their transition to adult services who are registered with a Nottingham City GP who have a learning disability, in line with the definitions provided by Valuing People (2001).
The service is provided to support learning disabled patients registered with a GP in NHS Nottingham city and their carers.