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Learning Disability Friendly Badge

The Learning Disability Friendly Badge was developed together by the NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board (ICB), the local charity Grapevine and a group of GPs, who share an interest and passion in tackling health inequalities. 

The project began as a response to a low number of learning disability annual health checks being done in our region, and after the success of the campaign to increase the numbers of these important health checks, it was decided that the best way to maintain this success was to develop this quality standard for GP practices across Coventry and Warwickshire.

A checklist was created by the project team, which included clinicians, to enable every GP practice in our region to apply for the Learning Disability Friendly Badge and so become a Learning Disability Friendly Practice.  

Our aim is that every Learning Disability Friendly Practice will be a welcoming place for their patients who have a learning disability and support with early diagnosis, providing the best possible personalised care and making reasonable adjustments for this population, amongst other aspects.  

The name of the badge and the logo were created with Grapevine’s experts by experience (people who have a learning disability).  

To be awarded with the Learning Disability Friendly Badge, each GP practice will need to apply using the application form that is available on the Coventry and Warwickshire ICB website’s Document Library. 

The application form will guide the practice by asking them to demonstrate and prove that they meet the following points: 

1. The GP practice has an identified Learning Disability Champion. 







2. People with a learning disability receive personalised care. 







3. People with a learning disability receive high quality Learning Disability Annual Health Checks that improve their health outcomes.







4. The GP practice makes reasonable adjustments to enable easier access and improve patients’ experience of their care. 







The applications submitted will be assessed every three months by a panel made up of a Grapevine expert by experience and project worker, a member of the ICB’s Primary Care and/or Quality Team, a reviewer from the LeDeR programme and a member of the Community Learning Disability Team. 

If successful with their application, the practice will be awarded the Learning Disability Friendly Badge and be known as a Learning Disability Friendly Practice; this will be recognised by the local Care Quality Commission for five years, before a review will need to take place to check that the GP practice is still meeting the standards. 

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