Emerson, Eric and Glover, Gyles and Turner, Sue and Greig, Rob and Hatton, Chris and Baines, Susie and Copeland, Alison and Evison, Felicity and Roberts, Hazel and Robertson, Janet and Welch, Victoria (2012) Improving health and lives : the learning disabilities public health observatory. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 6 (1). 26 - 32. ISSN 2044-1282Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The purpose of this paper is to describe the first 15 months of operation of an innovative specialist national public health observatory for intellectual disability. The paper provides a narrative account of aims and achievements of the service. Findings – In the first 15 months of operation the observatory has: made available to those involved in commissioning health and social care services, a wealth of information on the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities; identified specific improvements that could viably be made to increase the quality of future information; and begun working with local agencies to support them in making the best use of the available information. People with intellectual disabilities experience significant health inequalities. This paper describes an innovative approach to helping local agencies make the best use of available information in order to commission services that may reduce these inequalities.
|Keywords:||learning disabilities , public health, National Health Service , personal health , Child Health. Child health services, Psychiatry and Mental health|
|Subjects:||Medicine > Pediatrics > Child Health. Child health services|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS)|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||13 Dec 2011 11:13|
|Last modified:||05 May 2016 00:11|