Booklets to help access services

RDaSH acute liaison nurse Glynis Smith with Louise Darling, who is shown visiting the dentist in the new booklet.

RDaSH acute liaison nurse Glynis Smith with Louise Darling, who is shown visiting the dentist in the new booklet.

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A SERIES of booklets to help people with learning disabilities access healthcare services have been created by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

The booklets use clear images and language to describe a journey through situations including visits to the opticians and dentist, stopping smoking, and breast and cervical screening for women.

RDaSH acute liaison nurse Glynis Smith said: “We believe that learning disabled people deserve equal access to healthcare services, but research shows that they experience poorer general health and are three times more likely to die early than the rest of the general population.”

 

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