Learning disabilities group

A group of GPs and some invited representatives of other specialities from all over the UK with a special interest in improving the care and outcomes for people with a learning disability, by sharing knowledge, learning and experience both by regular meetings and WhatsApp group.

What the group does

The group has quarterly evening meetings using Microsoft Teams. The meetings usually have a range of speakers and discussion.

There is a lively WhatsApp group for sharing of learning, queries, policy etc.

The group regularly creates training opportunities through RCGP, in learning disability - ODE, evening webinar.

Group members provide input to NHSE learning disability team about the role of primary care in supporting people. Group members also provide insights to RCGP on caring for people with a learning disability.

How to contact the group

Email peterjlindsay@outlook.com
Peter is an RCGP Clinical Adviser in Learning Disabilities and will be only too pleased to discuss any aspect of the care of patients with Learning Disability in Primary Care (and seek guidance from the other group members if he can't manage himself).

He can also put you in touch with Ella Baines who can:

  • Add you to the email list for the quarterly virtual online evening meetings.
  • Connect you to a very actively engaging WhatsApp group.
  • Connect you to the Teams page where you can access guidelines, details of current activities elsewhere and articles discussing common problems you might encounter.

We look forward to hearing from you.