A website for people with a learning disability and health professionals

NHS Lanarkshire Adult Learning Disability Service developed this site so that people with a learning disability can get accessible health information in various formats. The website will hold the leaflets & booklets , DVD's and easy read letter templates which will aid health professionals to communicate effectively with their patients.

This will give people with a learning disability information in a more appropriate format to make an informed decision.

The information in the leaflets & booklets, DVD's and easy read letter templates are intended only as a guide to people with learning disabilities and health and social care professionals. We have taken the greatest care to ensure that the information on this site is of the best possible standard and greatest benefits to its users. Always consult your GP if you are concerned about your health.

  

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NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Scotland Photobank

PhotoSymbols 3&4

Makaton 

Men’s Health:

Prostate  Examination

  

 

 

 

Testicular Self Examination 

 

 

Women’s Health:

Going for a Mammogram

  

 

 

 

Breast Self Examination

 

 

Going for a Cervical Smear

 

 

Going to Hospital:

Going to Hairmyres Hospital

 

 

 

 

Going to Wishaw General Hospital

 

 

 

Going to Monklands Hospital

 

 

 

Going to A & E

 

 

 

Surgery:

Having a Hysterectomy

 

 

 

 

Having a Mastectomy

 

Going for a Colposcopy

 

 

Having a Colectomy

 

Having a Prostatectomy

 

Having a ball (testicle) removed (Orchidectomy)

 

Tests:

Going for a MRI Scan

(Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

 

 

 

 

Having a Biopsy

 

 

Going for a Colonoscopy

 

 

Having a CT Scan

 

 

 

Having a Ultrasound Scan

 

 

 

Going for an Endoscopy

 

 

Having a Laparoscopy

 

 

Having your temperature taken

 

 

 

Plaster Cast

 

 

 

Having an eye test in hospital

 

 

 

Having an injection

 

 

 

Having your blood taken

 

 

 

Having your blood pressure checked

 

 

 

Having a dressing/bandage/sling put on

 

 

 

Having an xray

 

 

 

Having a dressing put on

 

 

 

Treatments, Medicine & Health Matters

Having Chemotherapy Treatment

 

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Internal Radiation Therapy

 

External Radiation Therapy

 

 

 

Bowel Screening

Bowel Screening

 

 

 

 

Medicine

Taking Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping Healthy

Keeping Healthy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Going for a Health Check

 

Keeping Safe

Keeping Safe

 

 

 

 

 

Communication Aide

Total Communication Aide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For any further information please contact

Jean Howieson

Acute Liaison Nurse Practitioner

On 01698 855628

or

Karen Clarke

Primary Care Liaison Nurse Practice

On 01698 274477

Acknowledgements

 

Developed By NHS Lanarkshire Adult Learning Disability Service.

Thanks to Lanarkshire Ace group and Speak Out Advocacy for all their help with this project.

Thanks to smallvideo@mac.com.

Thanks to NHS Lanarkshire Medical Illustrations Dept.

Within the Total Communication Aide ©Makaton symbols and signs where used with permission from The Makaton Charity www.makaton.org

Most photos used in this book are photosymbols. Photosymbols is a photo image bank you can buy and use. Go to www.photosymbols.com

Easy Read appointment letter tools created by The Clear Communication People Ltd and Fractal Web