Learning Disabilities Primary Care Liaison Team
Aims and objectives of service
- To support and promote the understanding of specific Learning Disability health issues in all Primary Care services
- To liaise with other health professionals, managers and commissioners to achieve the health agenda of the Department of Health Best Practice Guidance 'Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People with a Learning Disability' (DoH 2009)
- To support individuals, carers and professionals to promote understanding, reduce barriers, improve access to services, and to help people with learning disabilities negotiate their way around primary health care.
The Learning Disabilities Primary Care Liaison Team is a team of learning disability nurses who work across Primary Care. The team provide support primarily to adults with learning disabilities, carers and professionals to understand, maintain and improve their physical and mental health needs, whilst also reducing identified health inequalities.
The service will predominantly support adults over 18 but will also support young people aged 14 and over who are registered with a Nottingham City GP and who have a learning disability in line with the definitions provided by Valuing People (2001) with regard to their transition to adult services and access to an Annual Health Check.
The service is provided to support learning disabled patients registered with a GP in NHS Nottingham city and their carers.