Accountability in the NHS

This leaflet provides patients with information about where to go if they have a problem with the NHS care they or someone they know has received.

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Health checks - easy read guide (no symbols)

An easy read (no symbols) guide that describes what a health check is, how to get a health check, and how to find out more information about health checks. 

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Health checks - easy read guide (with symbols)

An easy read (with symbols) guide that describes what a health check is, how to get a health check, and how to find out more information about health checks. 

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Health checks - information for relatives

Information about health checks for relatives of people with a learning disability.

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Changes to the NHS - easy read

An easy read guide to the changes in the NHS and what these mean for people with a learning disability.

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Death by indifference report

A Mencap report on why we believe there is institutional discrimination within the NHS, and why people with a learning disability get worse healthcare than non-disabled people.

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Good health care for all

An easy read booklet created by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, about what you can expect from the NHS. 

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The Hospital Communication Book

A communication aid designed to ensure people who have difficulties understanding and/or communicating, get an equal service in hospital.

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Advice for hospitals and health professionals

Eight steps to ensuring people with a learning disability get good quality and equal health care.

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Mental Capacity Act resource pack

Information for family carers of people with a learning disability around making decisions for their relative with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

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Profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)

Top tips for supporting and meeting the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

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An overview of the key changes to NHS structures

An overview of the key changes to the NHS and what these mean for people with a learning disability.

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