Health - Primary Care (GP and other services)

Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the ‘front door’ of the NHS. Primary care includes general practice GP, community pharmacy, dentistry, and optometry (eye health) services.

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Reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability

The NHS has produced this video highlighting why reasonable adjustments help people to access the health services they need and deserve.

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NHS - learning disability

The NHS has a page on their website with information about learning disability. There are also links to many other pages from this.

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NHS - LeDer

LeDer Learning from the Live and Deaths of people with a learning disability and autistic people.

LeDeR reviews deaths to see where we can find areas of learning, opportunities to improve, and examples of excellent practice. This information is then used to improve services for people living with a learning disability and autistic people.

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ELDP - Essex Learning Disability Partnership

The Essex Learning Disability Partnership (ELDP) is a partnership between Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT). The partnership is responsible for all NHS learning disability community and inpatient services across Essex.

Our recent Podcast with Diane Henley highlighted the services of the Way In team who deals with the initial referrals to the service.

Essex Learning Disability Partnership Way In (referral service)

To refer in to the Essex Learning Disability Partnership service to access specialist health care support you can complete their online form. This can also be done by family, carers and practitioners.

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NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board SNEE - Primary Care

Information from the ICB about Primary Care in that area including links to GP Primary Care Networks.

Local residents are welcomed to play a role in the operation of the ICB by sharing experiences and perspectives to shape decision making.

Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System - Primary Care

Information from NHS Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) about Primary Care in that area including Primary Care Networks.

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NHS Hetfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board - Primary Care

Information from NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) about Primary Care Networks in that area.

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Mid and West Essex Learning Disability Service

for information from the South Essex Learning Disability Service

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STOMP - Stopping the over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both

STOMP is a project in England to stop
the over use of psychotropic medicines.

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The Yellow Card Scheme

The Yellow Card Scheme is the United Kingdom’s system for collecting information on suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to medicines. The scheme allows the safety of the medicines and vaccines that are on the market to be monitored.
Report suspected side effects to medicines, vaccines, e-cigarettes, medical device incidents, defective or falsified (fake) products to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to ensure safe and effective use.