Call for Nominations : EKHUFT Barbara Mushett Award 2016 Launch

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation NHS Trust (EKHUFT) are pleased to announce the third annual EKHUFT Barbara Mushett Learning Disability Practice Award for an EKHUFT staff member or team that have gone that extra mile to deliver care that is person centred.

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Sally Smith – Chief Nurse and Jean – Barbara’s sister are enthusiastic to hear of about care for people with learning disabilities that is adjusted to the persons needs.

Previous winners have developed and used communication tools,IMG_0269

while last years award went to Kings D at William Harvey for the person centred culture and case study examples offered.


This year EKHUFT will give extra consideration to anyone from outside of the organisation that wishes to acknowledge the care and support provided.

To find the nomination form and other work that EKHUFT does with people with learning disabilities, please click here.

15th of June 16: Launch of KSS #LDCoP16 come and join us #IDHEKSS

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice is pleased to announce its launch to take place at an inclusive Conference.

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Click on the poster to download

The Community of Practice is looking for local people from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to present local good practice around the theme of Transition and Innovation, and to share their work at the Conference. If you are interested in this either download the below form and return it before the 13th of May 2016 or click on the following link to submit you interest online


Click on the form to download a copy

To register for a free place, please go to or click on the ticket below:


As always the community of practice will be looking to innovative ways of sharing the learning from the day. A twitter hashtag is already set up #ldcop16 so all those who want to join the conversation can.

Updates will be posted at:

The Launch of the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice

Kent & Medway Policy for Cervical Screening for women with Learning Disabilities

This guidance aims to support women with learning disabilities with some of the challenges they face when accessing cervical screening services. It will assist healthcare professionals involved in delivering the screening service, providing a pathway to follow and guidance on broader management of women with learning disabilities within the cervical screening pathway.

You will find attached the Kent & Medway Policy for Cervical Screening for women with Learning Disabilities.  The aim of the policy is to provide guidance and describe good practice to ensure that women with learning disabilities have equal rights of access as all other women to NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP). Please feel free to download and disseminate this policy to benefit from the guidance within this document which will provide a clear pathway to follow.

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