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There is a website for doctors in the United Kingdom.
The website is to help doctors treat
It has a lot of videos and texts from
The General Medical Council in the United Kingdom has launched a website on intellectual disabilities. The website is aimed at doctors so they can work more efficiently with people with intellectual disabilities. In an attractive multimedia format, the website offers the patient perspective as well as guidance on good medical practice and consent.
The most innovative aspect of this website is the importance it cedes to self-advocates. While the experience is clearly intended for doctors, they have a whole section dedicated to self-advocates and their families. It even dedicates a part of the website to self-advocacy and multimedia advocacy.
The site is divided into 5 main sections,
- Interactive learning - this section features 4 interactive sessions that provide doctors with the opportunity to test their knowledge with questions and reflective tasks that will help consider the issues in depth.
- The issues - the problems and challenges that face doctors are presented in this area of the site, which also includes excerpts from GMC guidance and videos with experts and advocates.
- Patient perspectives - this section presents the thoughts and feelings of people with intellectual disabilities and their carers in their own words (text and video), so that doctors and other health professionals can see what people want and how they wish to be involved in their own healthcare.
- Into practice - the solutions to the issues can be found in this part of the site, which includes excerpts from guidance, best practice and videos featuring experts and advocates.
- Resources - finally, the background information that has been used to create this site: links to guidance, best practice, reviews, reports, tools and various websites.
The project has been realised with the help of other partners such as the Rix Centre or Mencap, member of Inclusion Europe.
The general Medical Council
The GMC is the independent regulator for doctors in the United Kingdom. It gives licences to doctors, provides ethical guidance all trying to ensure standards in the practice of medicine.