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Medicines Partnership has worked with the Norah Fry Centre to develop three workbooks about medications for people with learning disabilities and their carers to use together.  You can download them here.
  • 'My medication' is a place for people to write down all the things they need to know about each medication they take.  Download 'My medication' by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
  • 'All my medications' is a place for people to write down a list of all the medications they take and when and how they take them.   Download 'All my medications' by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
  • 'How to make choices about taking medication' helps people to think about making decisions about starting on a medication they have been offered and to weigh up the pros and cons.  Download 'How to make choices about medication' by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
When they have been filled in, the booklets can form part of a person's Health Action Plan if they have one, so that they are always available for reference.

You are welcome to make photocopies of the booklets or to print them out as many times as you like for non-commercial purposes.
We would like to know what you think about the booklets when you have read and used them so that we can make them better.  Please would you fill in our online questionnaire to let us know what you think.
If you have any problems downloading the booklets, please contact us on 020 7572 2474.
The booklets were developed by the Medication Matters project.  This was a research project carried out by the Norah Fry Research Centre at the University of Bristol in partnership with Home Farm Trust and Aspects and Milestones Trust between July 2002 and November 2004. 
You can read more about the project on the Norah Fry Centre website or on the Medicines Partnership website by clicking here.
Medicines Partnership will be publishing a further leaflet for people with learning disabilities: 'Getting to know your Pharmacist' for Ask about Medicines Week 2005 in the autumn.
Other useful resources
The Association for Real Change (ARC) carried out a Department of Health funded project to develop training and guidance for organisations providing services for people who have a learning disability called 'Managing medication in learning disability social care settings'.
The work has consulted widely within the sector with organisations, regulators, medical professionals, trainers and others and the final documents are mapped to the relevant national occupational standards, regulations and sector specific training programmes.
The outcome of the project has been to develop a brief 'checklist' for organisations, managers/seniors and staff regarding medication, guidance for organisations and a training framework for staff.  These documents are available to download free on the ARC website

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