Providing useful information for people with learning disabilities, their carers and all health professionals

Screening Documents

This section of the website is designed to help all health professionals working with screening  to have an increased knowledge of the reasonable adjustments needed for people with a learning disability to understand the following for example

Where to make referrals too and who to ask for additional support

Guidance on eligibility to screening programmes and issues with capacity and consent.

Links to accessible information about screening programmes.

Examples of what the regional breast screening hubs will be using to invite people to screening appointments etc.


Download What is available to help in relation to cervical screening ? Download How to help a woman understand more about cervical screening Download Useful advise for making a best interest decision. Download Accessible invite letter for cervical screening Download Example letter for carers of people with a learning disability to encourage screening Download Contact numbers for bowel screening Download Example letters to carers to encourage bowel scope screeninig Download Accessible invite letter for bowel screening Download Accessible invite letter to breast screening Download Accessible letter about not attending the breast screening appointment. Download Accessible letter about being recalled for breast screening Download Accessible letter about needing further tests in relation to breast screening Download Accessible letter about breast screening results results

Using the Mental Capacity Act


Our new film explains the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and how they work in practice for people who may lack capacity.  It also looks at how the Act supports everyone to plan for their future, when they may lack capacity.


Film: Using the MCA

SCIE’s MCA resource

Easy Read Health Action Plans

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