The Primary Care Learning Disability Liaison Nurses (PLDLN's) exists to support and ensure people with a learning disability have their health needs met by primary care services in a timely and appropriate manner. We provide the following:
Advice and support to GP practices, social care colleagues, education and other NHS and third sector organisations around the needs of people with learning disabilities through awareness raising and targeted training.
Consultation, advice, brief assessment and formulation to GP's on the needs of adults with learning disabilities who may also have associated physical health conditions, behavioural difficulties and/or mental illness.
Advice and support to individuals and families about health needs.
Support to develop accurate Learning Disability registers, attendance at annual health checks, and health action planning for people aged 14 and over with learning disabilities.
Signposting to access the use of health and social care services and other organisations.
Supporting access through reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability and autistic spectrum conditions.
You can call or e-mail us or talk to your
GP who can contact us.
Our service is available Monday to Friday
between the hours of 9:00 and 17:00.
We can meet you at your home, at our
office, in your GP surgery or a place you feel comfortable.
We can give advice and support over the
F Block, Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds,
Marnier House, Portman Road, Ipswich, IP1
Telephone on 01284 733300.
We work with people who have a learning
disability aged 14 and over.
We can offer advice to carers
Sue Medley and Susie Howlett
In an urgent situation you
should contact your GP for further assistance.