ASD advice for Primary Healthcare Professionals
Annual Health Checks
Every Individual, aged 14 and over, who have been assessed as having moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities, or people with a mild learning disability who have other complex health needs, are entitled to a free annual health check.
Click Annual Health Checks to find out more
Mencap has published a guide for relatives and their rights click here for more
Easy Read version of What a Health Check entails click here
A Health Passport is a booklet that a person with a learning disability can take with them when attending health appointments, including hospital stays. It contains important information on how to communicate and support the individual. People who don’t know an individual well, such as a doctor or nurse, can read the Health Passport and make a connection with that individual.
click here for a link to the Hywel Dda website
Welcome to Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Website
The welsh ambulance service have developed a Pre-Hospital Communication app which uses pictures and words to communicate with people who have a range of different needs, specifically for those: Whose illness or injury affects their communication, is deaf or hard of hearing, for which English is not their first language or those with learning disabilities, ASD friendly.”
There’s a pain scale indicator, treatment explanations etc. It also has a section on assault in ‘what’s wrong’, which may be useful for s/u debriefs following incidents of CB maybe.
It looks really good an accessible. Its available on iOS, Android and Blackberry.
Find out more about support at home.
If you are a health and social care commissioner, please look at our information for commissioners.
Please contact the Cardiff office on 02920 695740 for further details or see details for the service locations below.