People with intellectual disability can have significant healthcare needs and often multiple health conditions.
A person with intellectual disability is at high risk of poor health, chronic disease and unmanaged ill mental health.
By focusing on quality improvement activities in your practice you will be able to ensure your clinicians and practice staff are able supported and trained to offer patient-centred, comprehensive care to people with an intellectual disability.
Download resource Intellectual Disability QI Change Ideas (PDF 111KB)
Plan Do Study Act (PDSA)- Templates for Quality Improvement
Patient Profile Resources
Annual Health Assessment (CHAP)
Easy read resources for Allied Professionals
These documents are editable templates for health professionals to develop chronic health care plans using easy read formatting. These are specific for allied health professions and will assist to tailor a patient’s health plan to meet their individual needs.
Dentist health plan (Easy read template) (docx 2MB)
Dietitian health plan (Easy read template) (docx 2MB)
Podiatrist health plan (Easy read template) (docx 2MB)
Other related resources
Add note to patient file – Best Practice (pdf 139KB)
Add note to patient file – Pracsoft (pdf 147KB)
View the Western Victoria PHN Learn, SPIDAH Education playlist on Inclusive Practice and Reasonable Adjustments (Increase your knowledge on ID) This playlist features subject matter expert presentations on a wide range of health topics in supporting people with an intellectual disability – with key learnings also applicable to many other population groups.
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