This article outlines a guideline for best practice for caring for people with a learning disability and dysphagia. Drawn from an expert working group, it provides guidance for carers and professionals and covers the topic comprehensively from diagnosing the cause of the dysphagia to managing medication, care planning and legal issues.
This report is drawn from a literature review, meetings with families and patients with learning disabilities and focus groups with health and social care staff.
Improving the quality of care for patients with type 1 diabetes: dose adjustment for normal eating (DAFNE)
Dose adjustment for normal eating’ (DAFNE) is a 5-day structured education programme for adults with type 1 diabetes that provides the knowledge and skills required for insulin adjustment on a meal-by-meal basis, within a safe environment.
The National Care Forum is an organisation that aims to support and promote high quality care in not-for profit care facilities. They have put together a number of free resources to help with medication safety, including practical tools and guides for use by patients, staff and employers.
The Ipswich Touch Test - screening for neuropathy at home is a quick and easy test, designed to assess sensitiviy in patient's feel and can be done in their own home.