Learning Disability Today Conference 29 November 2016
This year’s conference focused on three integral seminar streams: Learning Disability and Autism; Health and Wellbeing; and Policy and Practice. Eddie Chaplin from the Estia Centre went along with Peter Cronin and Liam Peyton to present on behalf of the Estia Centre
Liam Peyton & Peter Cronin
Learning disability programme appointment
Dr Jean O’Hara has been appointed to help lead NHS England’s National Transforming Care Learning Disability programme click here
MENCAP pledge signed
Directors of nursing from across King’s Health Partners sign MENCAP pledge to get healthcare right for people with intellectual disabilities.
The MENCAP pledge ensures all people with a learning disability receive a high standard of care and treatment. It was signed by Dame Eileen Sills, Chief Nurse at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Neil Brimblecombe, Director of Nursing at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Paula Townsend, Deputy Director of Nursing at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The pledge was signed at the King’s Health Partners Intellectual Disabilities Conference, held on 23 June in Prospero House, London. The focus of the event was on how best we can work together to get healthcare right for people with intellectual disabilities.
Keeping Safe and Well Workshop 26 April 2016
Estia recently held a number of keeping safe & well workshops at the Maudsley Learning Centre, for people with intellectual disabilites. Some of the those workshops were;
- Staying safe -disability hate crime
- Wellbeing—looking after yourself
- Tree of life -team-based activity
Health Education England, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Learning Event 25 February 2016.
Eddie Chaplin & Karina Marshall-Tate from the Estia Centre presented at the Health Education England Conference on - Reducing Health Inequalities in Intellectual Disabilities - download poster here
This event included Elearning, Education and Training. HEE also launched a very useful E&T / Competency tool that managers and/or organisations can use to identify skills and training needs of their learning disabilities clinical workforce. PicTTalk is an app that can be downloaded for free and has health related symbols and pictures to assist communication.
HEE Picttalk and resources list download here
Further useful website adressess of free resources that can be used for education and training purposes;
CPD event for GPs
“On 15 October 2015 the Estia Centre, with our MHLD & GSTT Learning Disabilities colleagues and the Baked Bean Theatre Company, hosted a CPD event for GPs in Southwark. With over 100 GPs and a film crew it was a unique experience in which we could share knowledge and practical tips to improve healthcare for people with learning disabilities.”
MHLD Service User Group runs a monthly service user group, to which carers are also invited, based on recovery principles and widening participation in community activities. The group is open to any service user (and their carers) who are open to any of the four borough MHLD teams. For further information contact Pamela Boothe (MHLD Lambeth Administrator) on 020 3228 1057
Working Together to Get Healthcare Right for People with Intellectual Disabilities - 6 March 2015
A free one day event took place on the 6 March 2015. The event explored what it means to have intellectual disabilities and shared people with intellectual disabilities’ experiences of healthcare. The event provided a unique opportunity for clinicians, education and training leads and managers to come together, share experiences and find solutions to improve services
Jean O'Hara, Clinical Director, Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry, Clinical Academic Group, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Jim Blair, Consultant Nurse in Intellectual Disabilities - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Pauline Heslop, Reader in Intellectual Disabilities Research
Valarie Sinason, Valarie Sinason, President of the IPD, Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability and Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies
Frank Butau, Safeguarding Adults Lead, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
Jim Blair, Consultant Nurse in Intellectual Disabilities - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children leading on the Workshop Reasonable Adjustments.