Learning disability

Moorfields believes that people with a learning disability should not be disadvantaged in gaining access to high quality assessment, treatment and support.

Help for people with a learning disability

This page gives you the important information you may need when you come to the hospital.

Tell us if you have a learning disability

If you or the person you care for has a learning disability, please tell us so we can update our records. We can make sure that we make reasonable adjustments or small changes to the way we care for you to ensure that you have the best possible experience when you visit Moorfields Eye Hospital.

How we can help you

Hospital passport: A hospital passport is for people with a learning disability or cognitive impairment, or those who have extra communication needs when coming to hospital. Please download a copy or ask staff for one at your next visit.

Helping hands sticker: A helping hands sticker can be stuck to your patient notes and helps us to identify people who may have extra needs or require reasonable adjustments to their care. 

Easy read patient information leaflets

We have a range of easy read patient information leaflets that you might find helpful.

In addition, SeeAbility has created easy read factsheets and information leaflets on a number of eye conditions that people with a learning disability are more likely to experience.

Our learning disability strategy

We strive to deliver caring, organised, excellent and inclusive care for all and recognise that meeting the needs of people with disabilities is essential to supporting safe care. Find out more about our strategy to support the delivery of care to people with a learning disability by clicking on the links below:

Our learning disability working group

We have a learning disability working group that meets regularly. If you are interested in taking part please contact moorfields.safeguarding@nhs.net

Further support

We work closely with Mencap and support their treat me well campaign, aimed at changing the way the NHS treats people with a learning disability.

Local learning disability teams near Moorfields locations:

Local learning disability teams Links
Barking and Dagenham Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Bedford Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Brent Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Croydon Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Ealing Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Essex County Council Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Hackney Adult Learning Disabilities Service click here
Haringey Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Hertfordshire County Council Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Harrow Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Islington Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Kent Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Redbridge Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Richmond upon Thames Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Newham Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Tower Hamlets Adult Learning Disability Service click here
Wandsworth Adult Learning Disability Services click here

Last updated: 23rd May 2019