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Local people are being invited to take part in discussions about improving healthcare for people with a learning disability or autism or both.

Staff from local NHS and voluntary services will be giving updates on the drive to improve services for local people, as part the response to the Winterbourne View investigations.

The session will include:

  • The role of the health facilitator
  • Annual Health Checks – what they are and why they are important
  • Learning Disability register
  • Learning Disability friendly GP practices.

NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will also introduce newly appointed Expert Advisers, who are local people with personal experience of living with a learning disability.

Dr Katrina Webster, the CCG’s Clinical Director for Learning Disability, said:  “We are really keen to hear from people with experience in this area of care – either those with lived experience or their family and carers.

“We want to let them know how and where we are improving health and care services, but also learn from them ideas to encourage more people with a learning disability to attend annual health checks.”

  • ‘Improving healthcare for people with a learning disability’ – is at Kings Community Church, Hedge End, SO30 4BZ on Tuesday 5 December, from 5.30 with the talk starting at 6pm.