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Better care for people with learning disabilities




Please reserve a place by contacting Doria Pilling

Speaker: Jim Blair, Consultant Nurse Intellectual (Learning Disabilities) at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Associate Professor Learning Disabilities, Kingston and St George’s Universities

This presentation will explore making and embedding reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability e.g specific theatre and recovery protocols, hospital passports and environmental alterations. Hospital passports are ‘owned’ by the person coming into hospital, contain an overview of the person, set out in an accessible manner, and assist hospital staff in providing better care for the person, their families and carers.

Jim Blair is the Health Advisor at the British Institute of Learning Disabilities and the Learning Disability Advisor to the States of Jersey.

Jim advocates for the health rights of people with learning disabilities through his clinical work, researching, publishing papers, presenting at national and international events and leading and setting up different award winning innovative projects and multidisciplinary groups to improve the health of people with learning disabilities and their families. People with a learning disability and their families are the experts and play a vital role in planning, developing, delivering and evaluating services as well as teaching professionals how to improve care provision.

From 2008-2013 Jim was Consultant Nurse Learning Disabilities at St.George’s Hospital in London. Between 2006 and 2009 Jim was President of the Royal Society of Medicine’s council for the Forum on Intellectual Disability. From 2011-2013 Jim was Vice Chairman of Special Olympics Great Britain. Jim is an Expert Advisor to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman, an advisor for the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group and is on the editorial board of Intellectual Disability and Health. Jim is also a Specialist Clinical Advisor to the Care Quality Commission.

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.15pmThursday 12th January 2017

AG11 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

Contact Details

Doria Pilling

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8992 4302

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