Cancer Screening

Resources and pathways to support people with a learning disability, families, carers and professionals.

Social care providers guidance and resource pack

The social care providers guidance and resource pack provides tools to carers to enable them to support people with a learning disability to access cancer screening.

A social care guidance and resource pack for providers of learning disability services


Patient Screening Information – Easy Read Formats

Public Health England have produced easy read patient information for the following cancer screening programmes.

To access a copy please click on the appropriate programme from the list below:

Breast

Bowel

Cervical

Books Beyond Words have updated the easy guides for breast, cervical and bowel screening as well as having a colonoscopy.

For free downloads go to Free downloads — Beyond Words (booksbeyondwords.co.uk)


Bowel

Bowel screening flagging for people with a learning disability

The How to guide describes how to set up bowel screening flagging for people with a learning disability. It gives a clear process to follow and discusses challenges and limitations. This document includes the updated consent to share information advice.

How to guide: Improving bowel cancer screening for people with a learning disability using flagging

 


Breast

Cancer Screening – Support for people with a Learning Disability

Public Health England have recently released national guidance to help breast screening providers support women with a learning disability access their services.

This blog post highlights this guidance and provides links to easy guides for breast screening and cervical screening for women with a learning disability: Supporting women with learning disabilities to access breast screening


Cervical

Cervical Screening with Learning Disability – Support Materials for Sample Takers

Resources which have been developed to support women with a learning disability accessing cervical screening