News flash - Distinguished service award for Dr Jenny Tinkler !
Congratulations to longstanding ACPPLD member and our previous chairperson, Dr Jenny Tinkler, who has been awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the CSP in recognition of over 40 years outstanding service to the field of Learning Disability (LD) and for her vast contributions to the ACPPLD.
British Thoracic Society - Clinical Statement for the Diagnosis and management of community acquired pneumonia people with learning disability
The 2023 British Thoracic Society (BTS) Clinical Statement for the diagnosis and management of community acquired pneumonia people with learning disability has been published.
The ACPPLD are excited to launch the ‘So your next patient has a learning disability’ animation.
The ACPPLD are excited to launch a 3-minute animation which supports our physiotherapy colleagues to make reasonable adjustments when people with a learning disability access their services. This builds on our successful 2020 ‘So your next patient has a learning disability – A guide for physiotherapists’ campaign and presents the message in a new innovative and engaging way.
Developing a falls management tool for adults with a learning disability - Winter Newsletter
Fourth edition of the developing a falls management tool for adults with a learning disability newsletter. This issue looks at what the study team have been busy working on and some exciting developments!
Survey exploring Referral, Waiting List and Caseload management
Referral, caseload and waiting list management in learning disability physiotherapy services is a hot topic of discussion and has been for many years.
WORLD CEREBRAL PALSY DAY: New video by adults with cerebral palsy shows how physio barriers can be overcome
A new animated video – released today on World Cerebral Palsy Day – highlights how hard it is for adults with cerebral palsy to get the physiotherapy help they need, and recommends ways in which future services could be shaped.
Animation available at: (30) Improving physiotherapy services for adults with cerebral palsy #Englishaudio - YouTube
Developing a falls management tool for adults with learning disabilities - Summer Update
Falls can have a significant impact on the lives of adults with a learning disability and their carers. There is a need to develop falls prevention strategies specifically for adults with a learning disability.
Feedback regarding the QNLD ‘Standards for adult community learning disability services.’
In October 2019 the Royal College of Psychiatry, Quality Network for Learning Disability (QNLD) Services, published ‘Standards for adult community learning disability services.’ ACPPLD members raised concerns about the representation of specialist learning disability physiotherapy within the 1st edition of these standards.
After two years of collaborative working on the Quality Network for Learning Disability Services Advisory Group and Accreditation Committee, I am pleased to say that Physiotherapists are a Type 1 standard (Type 1: Criteria relating to safety, rights, dignity, the law and fundamentals of care, including the provision of evidence-based care and treatment). Also, throughout the new edition, other standards have been adjusted which has reduced the bias towards mental health and the standards are now more balanced to represent the needs of all adults with a learning disability.
ACPPLD SE Study day cancelled
Unfortunately the ACPPLD SE study day arranged for 9th March has been cancelled.
Online resource - Moving forward with a Neurological condition
ACPPLD colleagues in NHS Lanarkshire have recently developed an online resource "Moving forward with a Neurological condition"
This was developed in conjunction with 4 students from Glasgow Caledonian University and includes a passive movement education video and information on postural care and condition management.
The pages are smartphone friendly and will hopefully be of benefit to many staff, patients and students alike