Healthwatch Camden report exposes barriers facing disabled patients visiting their GP
A report by Healthwatch Camden entitled ‘Access to GP services for people with communication support needs: Experiences of local people,’ sheds light on the many barriers encountered by patients with various disabilities when they visit their GP. See the Easy Read report here
The report presents the findings of new research among three different groups of patients who have communication support needs namely, people who are d/Deaf: people who are visually impaired and people who have learning disabilities.
The key findings showed that difficulties arise if services do not adjust their usual ways of communicating to take account of the different communication needs of disabled people.
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We know that it can be hard to know where to start when making a complaint.
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Following a 'mystery shop' we published a report, encouraging Camden GP surgeries to have ready available information, for patients wanting to find out about their GP complaint procedures; you can read the report and our reccommendations here.
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Specialist children’s services in Camden: experiences of local families
A new Healthwatch Camden report, published on 16th September 2014, finds that information, advice and access to services for children with special educational needs or disabilities in the borough of Camden can be “hit and miss”.
Camden Council has responded positively to all the recommendations made in the report. See the full report and recommendations, including the response from Camden.