Accessible Summary: What information do people with learning disabilities want with their medications?

By Dr Rebecca Fish and Professor Chris Hatton, (Lancaster University), Professor Umesh Chauhan, (UCLAN) This blog is about the information that people receive about their medicine. The project was organised and paid for by the East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). We wanted to find out what information people get from their GP and Pharmacist about […]

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The MCA is 10

H is for happiness and human rights

The MCA is 10 – Time to Party The 27th September 2017 is the 10th Birthday of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). We want to celebrate all that the Act brings to social work practice including greater control, human rights and even the opportunity to make decisions that may seem unwise to may. The MCA […]

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A Trade in People

Within the Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) at Lancaster University we’ve been supporting the 7 Days of Action campaign (see their website ). This campaign, led by activist families has three aims: to get people with autism and learning difficulties out of in-patient settings and back into their communities; to keep them in their […]

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Accessible summary: Use of physical restraint on locked wards

by Rebecca Fish   Physical restraint is holding somebody to stop them moving. It is done to stop harm to people or damage to property. Staff sometimes use physical restraint to restrict someone’s freedom of movement. When people think about staying in units, they often remember being physically restrained, or seeing other people being restrained. […]

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Scholars from Russia’s TPU visit CeDR

On 9th November 2016, CeDR welcomed visitors from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Russia. They were: Professor Leonid Kapilevich, Doctor of medicine, Department of Sports Disciplines Professor Natalia Lukianova, Doctor of philosophy, head of department of )social communication Dr Ksenia Davletyarova, Assistant prof, Department of Physical Training Dr Elena Rogotneva, Assistant of prof, Department of […]

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