Getting it right: resources for professionals

Supporting quality healthcare to all people with a learning disability.

As part of our Getting it right campaign, Mencap is launching a series of resources for healthcare professionals to support the delivery of excellent quality healthcare to all people with a learning disability.

This page will be updated with new resources over the coming weeks and months, so remember to keep checking back for the latest updates.

And don't forget, your healthcare authority can pledge their support for the Getting it right campaign online now. We will send you a press release to use so that you can show publically your support, and your organisation's name will appear on Mencap's website.

Download resources from the Getting it right campaign
Getting it right leaflet

 This leaflet offers advice for healthcare professionals, helping them to ensure patients with a learning disability recieve the best possible health treatment.


Getting it right charter

Sign up to our Getting it right charter and pledge to provide equal healthcare to people with a learning disability. 


Getting it right: the charter explained

This booklet provides healthcare authorities with information about how they can implement the Getting it right charter.

Working in partnership with the charity Generate, Mencap has helped to relaunch the easyhealth website. The site provides a range of easy read information from healthcare providers across the country, to share best practice and improve healthcare experiences for people with a learning disability.

Further information on health from Mencap

You can find out more about best practice for healthcare professionals in our professionals section. You can also read more about our health projects:

End of life care

The North Staffordshire Palliative Care Project (NSPCP) set out to identify the end of life care needs of people with a learning disability. The project produced a best practice guide, which offers help and guidance to health and social care professionals, service developers and providers to ensure the best quality of end of life care for people with a learning disability. Find out more about the project.

Supporting parents after the loss of a child

Mencap Cymru, in partnership with the University of Wales in Bangor, ran a project to find out more about the support available to parents after the loss of a child with a learning disability. The project aimed to provide families with better access to support and information and to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals.