The Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership have worked with the Customer Forum to design a health passport with the support of Mencap. This can be used by someone with a learning disability to provide key information such as personal details, the type of medication they are taking, and any pre-existing health conditions.
The passport also includes information about how a person communicates and their likes and dislikes, which help professional’s better support someone appropriately in a health setting.
There is space to record how someone expresses happiness, what foods are liked as well as medical information such as illnesses, medication and allergies.
The Health Passport can help ensure someone gets the right treatment and care while giving health staff information to better understand their needs and help them make any appropriate changes to how their treatment or care is provided.
Download the Health Passport here: Health Passport