• 27Jul

    More information, less medication: improving health experiences for people with learning disabilities

    CHANGE are hosting a FREE event, in partnership with PIF, to explore how we can improve communication and information, and better support people with a learning disability to have more choice and control over their health and healthcare.

    medicinesMonday 12 September, Birmingham, 10am – 3pm

    The event is being funded by NHS England as part of a project to understand and prevent the overuse of anti-psychotic medication for people with a learning disability/autism.

    NHS England found that 72% of people with a learning disability have been prescribed anti-psychotic medication, but only 29% of people have a record of severe mental illness.

    What to expect:

    The event will share practical learning that can be used to change your practice and improve how you provide information for and communicate with people with learning disabilities, including:

    • Guidance on improving communication between health service providers and people with a learning disability
    • Workshops run by NHS England, CHANGE and Grapevine and others, co-led by people with a learning disability
    • Advice on how to support people with a learning disability to have more choice and control over their medication

    The event aims to bring together health information providers, service users and health professionals for an interactive day.

    If you provide or produce health information that is used by people with learning disabilities please join us for what will be a really valuable workshop!

    ChangeYou can register for this free event on the CHANGE website.