adult with learning disablities

Addressing the gap in healthcare for those with disabilities

The National Institute for Care and Excellence has published a report which discusses disparities in healthcare given to people with learning disabilities.

Cancer screenings, particularly as people grow older, need to offer better support to ensure ‘reasonable adjustments are made to help the person attended’ according to the findings of the NICE report.

The report also revealed that people with learning disabilities are often prescribed medication incorrectly and are kept in long-term hospital care despite it not being within their best interests.

“People with a learning disability can be among some of the most vulnerable in our society. As health and care professionals, our response should be nothing less than taking every option to support them”, said Judith Richard, Acting Director of Health and Social Care, NICE.

You can read the full article here: Personal and integrated empowerment:The way forward by Judith Richard, Acting Director of Health and Social Care, NICE.

NHE Sept/Oct 21

NHE Sept/Oct 21

Improving care for long-term conditions

Join us in our September/October edition of National Health Executive, as we explore a range of topics impacting and improving the care that we can deliver to patients, the facilities within which we deliver them, and the opportunities in the digital space to accent and evolve our care capabilities


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National Health Executive Presents

National Health Executive Presents

NHE365 Virtual Festival: Digital Healthcare

The integration of new technology, such as using virtual outpatient appointments instead of face-to-face reviews of patients in the hospital. Adapting the ways in which our NHS workers serve people has been critical in continuing to provide high-quality treatment, a positive patient experience and preventing Covid-19 transmission during the pandemic. Our healthcare sector has the potential to transform the way we continue to provide essential services while also improving patient care. But how easy is the integration of these innovations into routine NHS practice?

On the 28th of October, at the NHE365 Virtual Hospitals & Technology Enabled Care online event, we will be discussing patient flow and experience, reducing waiting times, reducing the patient backlog and increasing technology adoption. Will you be attending? 

Finger on the Pulse

Ep 14. Health messaging is a science, Professor Craig Jackson

On Episode 14 of NHE's Finger on the Pulse podcast, we're joined by Professor Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology
Birmingham City University to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the health messaging around it and how those in power have missed a trick by overlooking the key role of psychology in informing the public of restrictions, measures and the ever-changing situation

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