12 Common
Health Conditions

Services for Health Professionals

We’re here to help your to make your services more accessible to people with a learning disability and/or autism.

As well as providing information about common health conditions, hospital passports, and bringing together hundreds of health leaflets, we can offer:

Bespoke Easy Read

Do you have a piece of communication you would like translating into Easy Read? It could be an appointment letter, instructions for taking medication, or information about a particular condition. Working with a team of learning disabled co-developers, we can put information into easy read and test it for you.

This can help you to meet the Accessible Information Standard.

If you are a GP surgery that is part of Battersea Healthcare this service is free of charge.

Training

Through Battersea Healthcare, we are providing training to GP surgery staff in Wandsworth that includes: a brief history of learning disability in a health context, what is and what isn’t a learning disability, barriers to accessing health care and reasonable adjustments, diagnostic overshadowing, communication needs and methods, and annual health checks. You will receive an invitation through your practice.

Get in touch if you want to talk to us about any other training you would like us to do.

All training is co-delivered by somebody with a learning disability.

Links to other resources

Oxfordshire Inclusive Communication has a lot of resources and information about inclusive communication.

The “Improving Health and Lives” project published a number of reports looking at reasonable adjustments in different specific service areas.

Inclusive Communication Essex has a lot of resources and information about inclusive communication.