Abstract

Produced in collaboration with the NHS England Learning Disability team, the NHS RightCare Pathway for Diabetes: reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability has been produced for use by commissioners to understand and apply these across this pathway.

The types of reasonable adjustments are seen to be particularly essential at tests and investigations; structured support programmes; weight management programmes; supported self-management of diabetes; and personalised care planning.

For commissioners, reasonable adjustments support the understating of your population, increases the uptake of Health Checks, avoids unnecessary hospital admissions and lengthy hospital stays; supports a healthy lifestyle for all and provides structured education and self-management for everyone in your population affected by diabetes.

This document has been developed by experts by experience and a range of stakeholders involved in the care and support of people with a learning disability.