Minervation

Evidence based healthcare consultancy

Take the 2 minute Learning Disabilities Elf survey and enter the prize draw for £30 of Amazon vouchers

The Learning Disabilities Elf helps you keep up to date with the latest reliable research, policy and guidance: http://www.thelearningdisabilitieself.net/

The team behind the site (John Northfield and André Tomlin) are running a short survey to gather feedback about the future direction of the site.  You can find the survey here:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ld-elf

New website to help doctors provide better care for people with learning disabilities

Wood for the treesWe know that sometimes people with learning disabilities don’t receive adequate care from the NHS. Many high profile reports and documentaries have highlighted the failings across health and social care and it’s noticeable that the mistakes that happen are often around regularly occurring themes (e.g. poor communication, ignoring advice from families).

We have been heavily involved in a new website from the General Medical Council that aims to teach doctors how to do better. The site identifies the issues, highlights patient perspectives and shows how professionals can put guidance into practice. It’s a very interactive resource with lots of video and online learning tools.

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National Elf Service on the way

Since the demise of the NHS Specialist Collections, we have noticed that there is a real gap in the market for simple and usable evidence updates that help keep health and social care professionals up-to-date.

This kind of work is our bread and butter and has been for over a decade, so we have decided to launch a series of health evidence services in a number of subject areas, to bring the latest research, policy and guidance to the busy people who need it most.

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