The next KCBN conference in April 2010 will focus on Health and Challenging Behaviour, details will be posted soon.

Valuing People Now section 3 is called ‘Having a Life’ and starts by reflecting on better health care for people with learning disabilities.

Valuing People says that personal health action plans would help people with learning disabilities to get their health needs met. It said that everyone with a learning disability would have a health action plan by June 2005. This target may be met on paper but the quality of the HAP’s may vary considerably.

The Department of Health has published Guidance on Health Action Plans, available here.

Kent and Medway Partnership Trust (KMPT) have kindly made available templates they have produced to assist with development of person centred Health Action Plans: