Within ForthValley there are various services and charity organisations available to patients/carer’s and next of kin with learning disabilities. We hope this leaflet will let you know a bit more about them and what we offer in the practice.
The Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability is a charity that is made up of 12 Partner Organisations who have joined together with funding from the Scottish Government to help people make the changes set out in 'The same as you?'
SCLD their Mission and Values
‘Our mission is to work in partnership with people with learning disabilities of all ages and family carers to challenge discrimination and to develop and share good practice.’
‘Our goal is an inclusive Scotland where everyone is valued and respected for who they are and what they contribute as equal citizens.’
To learn more or to get in contact with SCLD log on to their website http://www.scld.org.uk/
In partnership with people with profound learning disabilities and their carers. This charity has a wealth of knowledge on their website from;
Ø Health leaflets
Ø Fund raising events
To learn more or to get in touch with PAMIS log on to their website http://www.pamis.org.uk/
Autism Alert Card
The card enables those who carry it to identify themselves as having an autism spectrum disorder. The card has a named contact on the back who can offer their support to help public and emergency services professionals understand the individual’s autism needs.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 01259 72004
Your practice – Polmont Park Medical Group
We have all the information and links included in this leaflet available on our website www.polmontparkmedicalgroup.co.uk along with other health information/services and contacts that may be of use. The practice offers an online repeat prescription service and an online appointment booking option to see a doctor. For more information visit the website or ask at reception.
Within the Health Centre there are ‘Well man/woman clinics’ that run in the evenings. The clinics offer full health checks and all details will be passed on the doctor and recorded in your records. To enquire about these, or to book an appointment, please call 01324 717920.
We hope that this information has been of use to you and if you know of other services that may be of help to others, please do not hesitate to contact the practice manager, Louise McCallum on 01324 715753.
We have also enclosed a ‘medical information sheet’ that may be useful. This could be brought to future consultations with a doctor or nurse. These will be available to download from our website under the ‘learning disabilities’ tab at the right hand side of the screen.