An NHS campaign has launched to help recognise, treat and stop dangerous constipation in people with a learning disability.
NHS England have published the below correspondence that includes a variety of useful resources.
Constipation can be a life–threatening issue for people with a learning disability who are at heightened risk from complications if it is left untreated.
These resources have been created to help prevent, recognise and treat constipation in people with a learning disability. They are designed to be printed and used in home or care settings, facilitating conversations about constipation, and hopefully leading to swift treatment and improved outcomes for those people with a learning disability who are experiencing constipation.
Resources are available to support people with a learning disability, their carers, and people who work in primary care.