Learning Disability Clinical Leads

The North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) Learning Disability  Clinical Leads Network is a regional network made up of the learning disability clinical leads from from across the NENC ICB region. . The network is facilitated and supported by the North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network.

The Network has been established since 2018 and has led on a range of initiatives to improve the care and experiences of people with a learning disability when using primary care services. The network meets 6 weekly with their 2022/23 main focus being on:

  • Provide primary care clinical leadership and advice on improving the quality and uptake of learning disability Annual Health Checks
  • Provide primary care clinical leadership and advice on improving GP learning disability registers
  • Provide primary care clinical leadership and advice on improving access, health and health outcomes and experiences of primary care service for people with a learning disability and their families reducing premature mortality
  • Peer review
  • Provide primary care clinical leadership and advice on Covid19 vaccination roll out
  • Provide primary care clinical leadership and advice on improving uptake of flu immunisation in people with a learning disability and their carers
  • Development and implementation of the Learning Disability Diamond Standard Primary Care Pathways and Workforce Education Package
  • Development of the primary care resource pack to support practices with a range of information around learning disability
  • Provide primary care clinical leadership and advice on Urgent care / NHS 111
  • Provide primary care clinical leadership and advice on improving learning disability coding across primary care
  • Supporting the North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network with the wider health inequalities programme of work with clinical expertise and knowledge
  • Working in partnership with the Good Access to Primary Care Services (GAPS) Network and Access to Acute (A2A) Network