Healthcare Consultation

Sam and Natalie from Caerphilly People First have been working in partnership with RCT People First to deliver an online question and answer session to student nurses and other professionals from Cardiff University. Our members shared their experiences of using healthcare services, specifically what is positive and what could be improved. Members suggested eliminating jargon, and said all information be produced in an easy read format. They also said more support should be provided for adults with a learning disability who wish to access mental health services. One positive is that most doctors offer annual health checks to people with a learning disability, and anyone aged 14 or over who is on the doctors’ learning disability register can have a free annual health check. You can ask to go on the register if you have a learning disability, and you can check with your local practice to see if you or the person you care for is on the register.