This report (link below) is about constipation, its causes and how it can affect people. It describes recent research findings about bowel management to avoid constipation and the management of constipation if it occurs. It presents a holistic approach to bowel care and management of constipation. The report has links to resources as well as descriptions of bowel management work. Stories from family carers show very acutely the extent to which this apparently simple issue can blight some people’s lives. There is also a shorter briefing paper with the key points.
For Easy Read materials, please visit: www.suffolkordinarylives.co.uk
Useful links for GPs
Mencap GP Toolkit
Easy Read Flu Vaccination Invite
Improving identification of people with a learning disability: Guidance for general practice