Hello from the Health and Social Care team at Jisc.
Firstly, We hope the first term of the new academic year is off to a flying start.
This month we’re writing about the government’s latest plans to extend awareness training for healthcare staff. Specifically, those who work with people with learning difficulties.
There will be a consultation in order to gather the views from people who have experience of learning disabilities. This includes NHS workers, social care providers, and the general public. This response is due to a report from the first national mortality review of learning disability published in May 2018, known as the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme.
From the 103 reviews, the report gave 9 recommendations that can be read here. A lot of the recommendations in paticular are aimed at to improving communication within healthcare services, working together and better record keeping, in addition to suggesting that more specific training should be given to those caring for people with learning disabilities.
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In conclusion, we’d like to see more colleges get involved with awareness campaigns that aim to promote a better understanding of key soft skills. Did you take part in any recent awareness days? We’d love to hear about it if you are, please get in touch.
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All the best,
The H&SC team