PERFORMANCE: NHS Barnsley has committed to Mencap’s “Getting it right” charter to show their commitment to ensuring that people with a learning disability get the healthcare they have a right to.

Service users from Barnsley Learning Disability Partnership Board have also been sent some copies of the newly launched “All About Me” document.

The document, developed by the Barnsley Integrated Learning Disability Service, NHS Barnsley and Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is a healthcare passport for people with learning disabilities that records important information needed by healthcare professionals when they visit hospital.

The document is split into three areas “things you must know about me”, “things that are important to me” and “my likes and dislikes”. The information is designed to help hospital staff understands how to look after a person with complex and often specific communication needs.