CCG Learning Disability Clinical Leads

The North East and Cumbria Learning Disability CCG Clinical Leads Network is a regional network made up of the learning disability CCG clinical leads from every CCG across the 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 2021 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