Learning Disability and Autism Awareness in Primary Care – Tier 2

 

Session Type : This is a Self paced online course

Course Overview: This course is designed to enhance the awareness and understanding of learning disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among healthcare professionals working in Primary Care. The course will focus on improving communication, offering person-centered care, and enhancing accessibility of healthcare services for individuals with learning disabilities and autism.

Aims:

  1. To provide healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding of learning disabilities and autism.
  2. To equip attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to offer quality healthcare to individuals with learning disabilities and autism.

Objectives: By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define and understand the different types of learning disabilities and the characteristics of autism.
  2. Identify the common health challenges faced by individuals with learning disabilities and autism.
  3. Apply strategies for effective communication with patients with learning disabilities and autism to facilitate better healthcare outcomes.
  4. Understand and implement person-centered care and reasonable adjustments to improve accessibility of healthcare services for this population.
  5. Recognise and respect the rights of individuals with learning disabilities and autism within a healthcare setting.
  6. Identify the roles of different members of a multi-disciplinary team in managing the health needs of individuals with learning disabilities and autism.
  7. Implement effective strategies for reducing health inequalities faced by individuals with learning disabilities and autism

Who should Attend

This course is tailored for healthcare professionals working in primary care who regularly interact with or provide care for patients with learning disabilities and autism. This includes:

  1. General Practitioners
  2. Nurses and Healthcare Assistants
  3. Practice Managers and Administrative Staff
  4. Allied Health Professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Speech and Language Therapists
  5. Community Health Workers
  6. Social Workers and Care Coordinators
  7. Clinical Psychologists and Counsellors
  8. Medical and Nursing Students, especially those with an interest in primary care

Prerequisites: While there are no formal prerequisites, a basic understanding of learning disabilities and autism will be beneficial. The course is designed to be accessible for professionals at different stages of their careers, from entry-level to experienced.

This “Learning Disability and Autism Awareness in Primary Care – Tier 2” course is aligned with current UK guidelines and best practices for healthcare professionals. It maps against:

  1. NHS England’s Building the Right Support Plan: The course content incorporates the key principles and guidance of this national plan, aiming to improve care services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

  2. NICE Guidelines: The course follows the recommendations of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for supporting people with learning disabilities and managing their care.

  3. The Autism Act and Statutory Guidance: It incorporates the main tenets of the Autism Act 2009, ensuring that participants understand their obligations under this law and are able to deliver services that align with the statutory guidance.

  4. The Mental Capacity Act: The course covers key aspects of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of issues related to consent and decision-making capacity in people with learning disabilities and autism.

  5. Health Education England’s Framework: The course aligns with Health Education England’s framework for supporting people with a learning disability, ensuring that participants are equipped to deliver safe and effective care according to these national standards.

Through this alignment with current UK guidelines and best practices, the course ensures healthcare professionals are equipped with the most up-to-date and effective strategies for providing care to patients with learning disabilities and autism.

 

 

Learning Disability and Autism Awareness in Primary Care – Tier 2 Presentation

Learning Disability Framework Oct 2019

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