Learning disabilities

Patient perspectives

'Seeing people with learning disabilities as ordinary citizens is paramount. Our lives should be as valued as anyone else.'

This section of the website features people with learning disabilities and their carer and was written in collaboration with the Rix Centre. It presents the thoughts and feelings of these individuals in their own words, so that doctors and other health professionals can see what people want and how they wish to be involved in their own healthcare.

From the GMC's guidance

'You must treat patients as individuals and respect their dignity and privacy.' (GMP, paragraph 47)

Six lives

Introduction to 'Six Lives' video where people with learning disabilities talk about the issues that face them when accessing healthcare.

Download the transcript (PDF)