Simple adjustments make a big difference.
Treat me well is Mencap’s campaign to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital. Find out what we’re calling for and how you can help.
Simple changes in hospital care can make a big difference – better communication, more time and clearer information.
But we know the treatment people with a learning disability get in hospital is still not good enough in many parts of the country. This has to change.
1200 people with a learning disability die avoidably in hospital, each and every year.
Mencap’s campaign, Treat me well, calls on NHS staff to make reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability which can help to save lives.
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Treat me well report
We know we can only make a real difference to healthcare inequalities if we work together with those who are at the front line of the NHS.
Therefore, we’ve carried out research not only with people with a learning disability, but also healthcare professionals, hospital trusts and universities teaching medical and nursing students.
All content and media thanks to Mencap.