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RCGP Learning Disability in Primary Care (virtually delivered)

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

North East London Training Hub are delighted to offer clinicians working in General Practice in the region with the opportunity to access a funded place on the RCGP Accredited Learning Disability in Primary Care Module. The course is a 16 weeks module which includes an essential one day course with a series of offline units to be completed to obtain certification. The module seeks to improve the health outcomes of people with a learning disability

The learning outcomes for the module are:

• Understand what a learning disability is
• Identify what reasonable adjustments are and how they can be applied within the practice setting
• Understand what diagnostic overshadowing is and how to address it
• Explain why it is important to have an alert / flagging system that identifies people with a learning disability
• Be able to put in place solutions to increase the uptake of annual health checks and health action plans within their practices for people with a learning disability

Learning outcomes for the accompanying taught day:

• Explain and demonstrate an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act
• Explain the principles that underpin the Mental Capacity Act
• Able to assess why a person’s capacity to consent is in question
• Work out whether or not someone has the capacity to consent or otherwise to what is being offered them regarding their health using the four-point test
• Appreciate what is meant by ‘best interests’
• Make adjustments to accommodate the needs of a person who lacks capacity
• How to get it right by involving everyone who knows the person

The teaching styles employed within this training programme are those that strive to enhance practical skills, attitudes and knowledge. There are taught components and self-learning elements contained within, which have at their core, the desire to enhance and improve the practice of the learner in relation to working with, and for people with a learning disability. These are provided within each unit as suggested reading, and direction is also provided within the course content.

The module covers the following:
• One full day taught day delivered via Zoom platform. Alongside the trainer, there will be a person with a learning disability and a parent of a person with a learning disability joining the session to share their experiences and answer questions
• Four online units which provide theory on the following topics:

– Learning disability and health inequalities
– Diagnostic overshadowing
– Checking a person’s understanding and the Mental Capacity Act
– Reasonable adjustments, Equality Act and health checks

• Four 500-word reflective accounts linked to each of the four online units. These are formally reviewed by the trainer at the end of the 16-weeks

Please note that all elements of the module must be completed within the given 16-week time frame in order to receive certification. The course is valued at £280 PP. The NEL Training Hub is initially funding 60 places on the programme. places will be distributed equitably across the seven Boroughs in North East London

The course will include:
• One full day taught via the Zoom platform. Students will need to ensure they have working cameras and microphones as the session is interactive and requires group discussions and student participation. Places are limited to 15 learners per cohort
• Access to the four online units for the duration of the 16-week module
• Trainer reviewing the four reflective accounts for each student
• Certificate of completion in PDF format from Londonwide LMCs with the RCGP kitemark once all elements of the module are successfully completed within the 16-week time frame.

• Be a healthcare professional working in primary care
• Be supported by the organisation or practice to attend the taught day
• Be committed to the module for a minimum of 16 weeks
• Learners will need to have access to email

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