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GP Learning Disability Register


People with a learning disability can get extra support from their GP and other health services by being on the GP Learning Disability Register. The GP Learning Disability Register is an all age list of people registered at that GP Practice who have a learning disability. The register then alerts the GP they have a learning disability so they can put the appropriate support in place for that person and invite them to the relevant check-ups they are entitled too.


By informing the GP Practice a person has a learning disability it means they can provide better support for that person. They can also share the information with other health professionals who may need to support them so they can also provide the reasonable adjustments and support they might need.


It’s really important to ensure your child or young person with a learning disability is on the register, even if they are mainly cared for by the Paediatrician. This is because it allows the GP Practice to know the child has a learning disability at the earliest opportunity and to build a relationship with the child or young person before they transition in to adult services. It also means they can access their Annual Health Check age 14+, Dr Jim Gordon explains why it is important here. You can find out if your child or young person is on the register by contact your GP, if they aren’t on please ask them to add them to it.


Mencap are running a campaign called Don’t Miss Out about making sure people check they are on the GP Learning Disability Register. A range of resources and more information about this can be found here.


You can watch this short film about Annual Health Checks and why they are important here.


More information about Annual Health Checks can be found on the NHS England website here.


Get well for Winter Bulletin December 2020



The Practice will be closed on the following afternoons for training in 2021


Wednesday 12th May 2021


Thursday 10th June 2021


Thursday 8th July 2021


Tuesday 14th September 2021


Wednesday 6th October 2021


Tuesday 23rd November 2021


Thursday 10th March 2022



NHS Inform


NHS InformNHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, which is available on line and over the phone. The site includes an a-z of health conditions, Common health questions, Health Zones which provide more detailed information on topics like cancer, screening, mental health, bereavement palliative and more.

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Everything you need to know about illnesses, tests, treatments, operations and services. Find out more

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Find answers to Common Health Questions. Not able to find what you are looking for? Ask a Health Information Advisor .  Find out more

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Information on Local and National groups & organisations that can help you with any health or well-being problem.  Find out more

Changes for NHS Inform website for 2017

The website www.nhsinform.scot has been redesigned with the needs of people first and foremost, bringing a range of new content and features to help people manage their own health and wellbeing and to make positive choices. Visitors to the site can use the digital tools to tailor the information, making it more personal  for each individual.

The site includes enhanced features to help make it more accessible and personal:

  • Info for Me is a personalisation tool which enables people to bring together everything which is relevant to them into a single place, which can be easily shared, printed or saved.
  • National Services Directory: all the health and social care information from across Scotland in one place, making it easier for you to get the right information about your local services.
  • Self Help Guide: fully revised, updated and aligned to the 111 service the new Self Help Guide allows you to check your symptoms online  and get advice to manage your condition or signpost to the right service.
  • Browsealoud is a feature that makes the website more accessible with speech, reading and translation tools.
  • Webchat access is available throughout the site.

 People who choose to talk to the health information team can call the service on 0800 22 44 88 (8am-10pm) every day.

The enhanced search function means all relevant content will be presented easily and quickly.

People can use the website to interact with other users and professionals around specific conditions in community forums to support self-management.



 
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