Learning Disability: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd March 2022.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that NHS services are able to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities this winter.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

To ensure that the needs of people with a learning disability have been met during the winter, we have worked with the National Health Service to ensure that the COVID-19 booster and flu vaccination programmes provides appropriate adjustments to encourage uptake. This includes accessible information such as an easy-read vaccination invitation letter and vaccination consent form and a film about the vaccine to support those with a learning disability and autistic people.

NHS England and NHS Improvement continue to support the health and wellbeing of people with a learning disability as part of the national Learning Disability and Autism programme. This includes continuing the provision of annual health checks to people with a learning disability.

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