Mencap campaign report: Treat Me Well

‘1 in 3 healthcare professionals think people with a learning disability receive worse quality healthcare than those without’. This is according to the February 2018 campaign report (pdf) from Mencap.

Treat Me Well aims to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital.

The campaign advocates equal access to healthcare for people with a learning disability, and argues that small adjustments can go a long way.

The report finds:

  • 75% of people with a learning disability said that hospital staff explaining things to them in a way that is easy to understand would improve their experience of going to hospital
  • Two-thirds (66%) of healthcare professionals want more learning disability training
  • 50% of healthcare professionals suggest that a lack of knowledge around learning disability might be contributing to avoidable deaths.

Read the full report (pdf).