Mencap calling for training to healthcare professionals
Training in learning disabilities awareness to NHS trust could prevent 1200 avoidable deaths in England each year (YouGov).
A poll by Mencap with 506 healthcare professionals found that 23% of professionals had never had receive training on how to meet the health needs of people with learning disabilities.
Mencap is campaigning for learning disabilities awareness training to be mandatory in NHS trusts. This coincides with the launch of their 'Treat Me Well Campaign'
For a list of training Herts Beds OT can offer please visit our training page https://www.hertsbedsot.co.uk/training
We might be able to help your team to increase their awareness of the health and communication needs of people with learning disabilities.