Publish date: 2 September 2021

Sandra Watkins, Wendy Porter, Alison Murphy

6 October 2021 10-12 noon

This session will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams. Please e-mail: for your invitation. 

You can forward the invitation to your personal e-mail address in order to access the session from home.  All students who wish to remotely attend the session from home should discuss this with their supervisor/assessor for approval.  Assessors can contact me to verify attendance.

If you are a TNA, you can attend on your day off or shift change; if you are working you can request the slides via the facilitators.

You can claim placement hours for your attendance totalling 7.5 hours, it is expected you do some additional reading on the day around the topic.

When accessing the course, cameras to be switched ON and engagement necessary. 


Learning Disabilities: resources and reading

British Psychological Society ( 2015)  Guidance on the Assessment and Diagnosis of Intellectual Disabilities in Adulthood.

DOH ( 2001)  Valuing People : A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century       ( A Government White Paper)


Health Inequalities: links to resources and reading disabilities learning- /annual-health-checks

Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people (2013) Norah Fry Research Centre.

Heslop P., Blair P., Fleming P.,Hoghton M., Marriott A. & Russ L. (2014) Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with Intellectual Disabilities in the UK: a population based study The Lancet vol 383,issue 9920, pg 889-5.

Holden, B. & Lee, A. (2021) Barriers and enablers to optimal diabetes care for adults with learning disabilities: A systematic review British Journal of learning Disabilities: Wiley Online Library

Public Health England ( 2020) Deaths of people identified as having learning disabilities with COVID-19 in England in the spring of 2020

Ashmore, H. (2020) Reducing health inequalities for people with learning disabilities  Practice Nurse Nov 2020pp 11.

NICE (2018)  Care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities NICE guideline [NG96]

Blair J. ( 2021) What should you expect from your annual health check when you have a learning disability?  Learning Disability Today, 24 Feb 2012