We are delighted to be joined by Dr Michael Kingsley (GPwSI Learning Disability, Brea Crothers (lead LD health facilitator for the Southern Trust), and Clionagh McElhinney (LD Liaison Nurse, Altnagelvin Hospital Western Trust). They will cover an overview of physical health issues in LD, the LeDeR report, common health concerns as well as discussing diagnostic overshadowing and with a focus on LD annual health checks. **Please note this session will have an extended run time**



LD Health Facilitators by Trust:


South Eastern Trust:

Siobhan Brady – Siobhan.Brady@setrust.hscni.net Office No: 02844616915 ext: 14221

Work Mobile: 07525771514


Northern Trust:


Gillian Moore Gillian.Moore@northerntrust.hscni.net

Community Learning Disability Team, Ellis St: 02893 315100.


Cathy Quinn  Cathy.Quinn@northerntrust.hscni.net

CSC offices 60 Hospital road Magherafelt BT45 5EG: 02879365046.


Cathy Kearney  Cathy.kearney@northerntrust.hscni.net,


Western Trust

Louise O’Kane Louise.Okane@westerntrust.hscni.net


Belfast Trust

Lorna Brown Lorna.Brown@Belfasttrust.hscni.net

Shirley Rush Shirley.Rush@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Learning Disabilities Service, Finaghy Health Centre, Finaghy Road South Belfast 02895042693


Southern Trust

Jayne Campbell Jayne.Campbell@southerntrust.hscni.net

Cherith Farrell Cherith.Farrell@southerntrust.hscni.net

Brea Crothers Brea.cothers@southerntrust.hscni.net

ALDT Drumcashel House 2A Rathfriland Road, Newry 02830256780


RCGP Resources:

Special Interest Group in Learning Disabilities



Annual Health Check Toolkit




Transitions E-Learning Module: https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=485

Transitions from Paediatric to Adult care – the role of general practice  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaePEuZ5ne0


Easy Read Resources:

https://www.easyhealth.org.uk Significant number of patient oriented leaflets on a multitude of health conditions in assessable easy read format

https://setrust.hscni.net/about-the-trust/publications/#491-easy-read-material-p1 – South Eastern Trust Easy Read Resources


LeDeR Report:



HSC Hospital Passport – Form and Guidance Notes



Epilepsy SUDEP Checklist




Access Community Dental Services via Call Management

www.brushmyteeth.ie – great well produced resources for people with a learning disability or their carers to help assist in dental hygiene based on how much help is required and what type of toothbrush used



https://www.seeability.org/ – great organization supporting access to vision services for people with a learning disability- can find optometrists who have expertise in this population


STOP-Bang Questionnaire – Screening for Sleep Apnoea



Constipation and Learning Disability Resource:




British Dietetic Association: Weight management for people with learning disabilities