We are a group of Strategic Health Facilitators in Hampshire and are keen to hear from others about what other areas have done to promote and increase the uptake of the seasonal flu vaccination. We have had a mixed uptake in Hampshire and it would be interesting to see what other areas/counties have achieved, including barriers too. Do individual GP surgeries invite everyone with Learning Disabilities and follow up people with Learning Disabilities that haven’t had their flu vaccine.
The other area we are keen to see how other counties are performing on is cervical screening. Does anyone have research/data on which woman with Learning Disabilities in your areas have had their cervical screen e.g. level of LD, accommodation they live in, age groups. What strategies have you tried to increase uptake. Do you have any case studies on this screening that you would be happy to share with me (anonymised).