Improving health care for people with intellectual disability

 

CESPHNs Project GROW is ensuring Primary Care Providers have access to the most update and useful tools, resources, and information to assist their patients with intellectual disability.  

Are you involved in providing health care to people with intellectual disability? Have your say on new intellectual disability resources

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care are seeking feedback on new resources and would value your input.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has drafted a fact sheet series for clinicians and health service organisations to help them provide safe, high-quality health care to people living with intellectual disability. 

The resources further support health service organisations implementing cognitive impairment actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. 

For review are four fact sheets to support health service organisations to address safety and quality issues, person-centred care, comprehensive care and governance. They highlight specific strategies for improvement, examples of good practice and links to helpful resources. There is also a fact sheet outlining key actions for clinicians.

The Commission welcomes a flexible approach to feedback. You can respond to our online survey of four simple questions or contact the Commission directly via email.

Please submit your feedback via this link  by 5:00pm AEDT on Monday 22 November 2021.

Your input will contribute to the revision of these resources before they are finalised and published in early 2022.

For more information, email  disability@safetyandquality.gov.au or visit the webpage.

Council for Intellectual Disability have developed a range of Easy Read health factsheets.

The sheets have been co-designed with people with intellectual disability and were funded by the Australian Government Department of Health as part of the Primary Care Enhancement Program (PCEP).

Please click here for further information. 

This article is being promoted as a part of CESPHN’s PCEP Project GROW: Strengthening the skills of GPs and other health professionals to provide effective and efficient healthcare for people with intellectual disability. 

Project GROW provides: 

  • Information, tools and resources for primary care providers to support people with intellectual disability 
  • Whole of practice education sessions and CPD training
  • Navigation support to improve coordination of care
  • Advocacy for equitable access to health services for people with intellectual
      

For more information visit the Project GROW Website or contact the Intellectual Disability Navigators via:

  • Phone: 02 9304 8637 for the Sydney LHD region within CESPHN or 02 9304 8613 for the South Eastern Sydney LHD region within CESPHN