Invitation to Learning Disabilities session at NHS Innovation Expo Conference

Monday, 5 September, 2016

The learning disability advisers and learning disability engagement team will be presenting at this year’s NHS Innovation Expo conference, at Manchester Central. We will use our session to remind people how important it is that people with a learning disability and/or autism are meaningfully involved in their own healthcare, and as part of this, that they are employed in rewarding jobs. We want to make sure that across the NHS we are listening to the needs of people with a learning disability - fulfilling our commitment to include people, to communicate clearly, and to remove health inequalities.

Our Chair, Chief Nurse Jane Cummings, and the team will talk about why people with a learning disability need better chances in healthcare throughout the NHS, and how employment is one way of ensuring that individuals and families can influence what care is delivered and how. We want to inspire professionals to make changes in their own organisation in terms of employing people with a learning disability and ensuring that their organisation is taking a firm approach to tackling health inequalities and improving health and social life outcomes.

The learning disability network managers and the learning disability advisers will talk about their work in NHS England and the impact it is having throughout the NHS, including making information more accessible, reducing health inequalities and improving physical and mental health.

Our session ‘MY care, MY health, MY life’ is on 7 September from 13.00 – 14.30pm in central rooms 3 and 4, we hope to see you there. Here is the link to register for Expo.


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