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Primary Care Learning Disability Liaison Nurse Team -Information from Devon Partnership Trust

  • The Primary Care Learning Disability Liaison Nurse Team supports people with a learning disability to use Primary Care services.

  • Primary Care Liaison Nurse is a nurse who supports adults with a learning disability to use Primary Care services.

    This could be the Doctor, Dentist, Optician or Pharmacy services in their community.

     

  • They can help you live a healthy life.

     

  • Some people with a learning disability find it hard to use these services.

    This can affect their physical and mental health.

  • To help with this they can

    • Help people to have an Annual Health Check and get a Health Action Plan.
    • Help people to know more about National Screening programmes and help with health promotion.
    • Help to train Primary Care Teams to give the best care they can to people with a learning disability.
    • Help you with your health appointments, at the doctor or the dentist.
    • Support you to talk to your doctor about your health and help get your ready for health tests.
    • They can help you find out more about your health and make health information easier for you to understand.
    • They can help you on your own or as part of a group.
  • Social Care and health
    • They can work with you, your doctor and other people involved in your care to keep you healthy.
  • You can telephone your local Primary Care Learning Disability Liaison Nurse Team.

    From Monday to Friday between 9 o’clock in the morning until 5 o’clock in the evening.

     

    Click here to find your local team.

     

  • Outside of these days and times you can telephone the numbers below for help;

    • NHS 111 service – dial 111 on your phone.
    • Devon Emergency Duty Team – 0845 600 388
    • Torbay Emergency Duty Team – 0845 0568 032