This talk is about how people with learning disabilities help to train doctors and nurses now and what happened in the past.
Mabel and Gloria lived in St Lawrence's. St Lawrence's was a long stay institution for people with learning disabilities in Caterham, Surrey. There were lots of nurses and doctors who worked with people who lived there. We will talk about what we thought of the medical staff, what their jobs were and how they were trained when we were there in 1970s.
Then we will talk about the work of the London Consultative Group. This is a self-advocacy group we belong to. We have done awareness training for medical students at St Bartholomew's medical school. We have been consulted by the nursing and midwifery council (NMC) in 2011 and General Medical Council (GMC) in 2012. We told them what they should teach doctors and nurses.
We will talk about our present experience with doctors and nurses. We will talk about the role of the specialist learning disability nurses and community teams at our local hospital.
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School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
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The Open University
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