Reasonably Adjusted Clinic for Patients with a Learning Disability – Toolkit

A new video and toolkit, showcasing a reasonably adjusted clinic for patients with a learning disability, aims to help health and social care professionals to better support patients with a learning disability, and help reduce the number of avoidable deaths through respiratory conditions. Although asthma focused, the learning and materials can be adapted for use across other long term condition areas.

Data shows that 49% of avoidable deaths in hospital are by people with a learning disability. This is compared to 22% of the general population.  17% of those avoidable deaths amongst people with learning disabilities were linked to respiratory conditions. (LeDeR 2021)

Developed by the North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network and NHS South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation Trust, the video and toolkit [LINK] has been produced for anyone working within health and social care. The toolkit provides practical resources, guidance, information and data to help health and social care professionals better support their patients with a learning disability.

This project has been a collaboration between the North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network and the North East and North Cumbria Respiratory Network.

The reasonably adjusted respiratory clinic toolkit can be found in the resources section at the bottom of this page.

If you have any further queries please email [email protected]


Reasonably Adjusted Respiratory Clinic for Patients with Asthma and a Learning Disability Film


Reasonably Adjusted Respiratory Clinic for Patients with Asthma and a Learning Disability Patient Voice Film


 

Reasonably Adjusted Clinic for Patients with a Learning Disability - Toolkit