Learning disabilities

Interactive Learning

Teaching or training?

The Interactive learning section examines the issues involved in treating patients with a learning disability, the guidance available for doctors, and how best to put it into practice.

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Download a certificate of learning

Work through the Interactive learning sessions and download a certificate of learning which you can use as evidence of reflection on your practice.

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Keeping your knowledge and skills up to date?

Using the play Wood for the trees, the Interactive learning sessions bring GMC guidance to life and examine how it should be applied when treating patients with learning disabilities.

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How to use this site

This website shows how the guidance in Good medical practice and Consent applies in practice when caring for people with a learning disability.

  • Explore The issues that are key to providing good care
  • Find tips and tools you can put Into practice straight away to make sure you’re following GMC guidance

“Can my patient give consent to examination?” – see the answer to this and other questions in our recent hot topic, Ten questions about caring for people with a learning disability.

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The issues

The issues

Our experts explore the key issues doctors face when providing care for people with learning disabilities.

Patient perspectives

Patient perspectives

Find out more about the views and experiences of people with learning disabilities and their carers.

Into practice

Into practice

Simple practical suggestions for putting GMC guidance into practice.