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Dementia - A Challenge for GPs & Nurses: "What are the solutions?"

An Introduction to Dementia. . . Dementia is a generic terms for conditions that have an effect on both short and long-term memory. In addition to memory loss, a progressive loss of other mental abilities takes place which is often accompanied by changes in behaviour and skills. Dementia is a...

GP Health Service & Financial Support for Doctors in Difficulty

What is GPH? Access to confidential mental health and addiction support for GPs and GP trainees across England. How to access the NHS GP Health Service http://gphealth.nhs.uk/ The NHS GP Health Service (GPH) is a service for GPs or GP trainees across England, with issues relating to mental...

Learning Disabilities: Contact Local Teams

LD Team Contact details Hampshire North Hampshire Basingstoke - 01256 776151 Winchester - 01962 764560 Fareham, Gosport and South East Hampshire – 01329 316350 Southampton – 02382 310300 Totton, Eastleigh Borough, New Forest & Andover – 02380...

Learning Disabilities: LeDer

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDer) programme is a national initiative established to support local areas to review the deaths of all people with Learning Disabilities aged 4 years and older. Their aim is to identify learning from those deaths and take that learning forward into...

Learning Disabilities: Resources

For Clinicians For a good overview of learning disabilities and how GPs can help watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLn4qEM5X4c Detailed overview of the electronic health clinical...

Learning Disabilities: Screening

There is universally poor uptake of screening invites by patients with LD. This may be multi-factorial but we are in a good position to drive improvement in attendance. The screening service receives no routine information as to whether an individual has a LD or not. Appointments are sent out...

Learning Disabilities: The Annual Health Check

There are around 1.4 million people with Learning Disabilities (LD) in the UK. An average practice of 8,000 patients could expect to have about 50 - 100 patients with LDs. The definition of a learning disability: A significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information to...

Learning Disability: Choking

In recent years there have been preventable deaths of adults with a learning disability in Hampshire. All died from choking and all were known to have dysphagia. All had eating and drinking guidelines in place which were not being followed accurately. As a result we want to highlight this...

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Claimants

From 23 February 2015 the DWP will extend the areas in which existing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants will start to be reassessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). From that date the DWP will further extend the rollout of PIP natural reassessment to some DLA claimants living...