Initially, a specialist asthma clinic was set up to address this gap in service, the clinic aimed to :
Tailor asthma education and management to people with varying degrees of learning disabilities
Aid compliance / adherence
Manage asthma more effectively
Improve quality of life.
Empower the patient
Reduce the use of emergency services and avoid hospital admissions.
Following the success of the asthma clinic, the service was rolled out to all patients with respiratory disease who have learning disabilities. All of the above strategies have been adopted to patient and all management plan are tailor made according to support, literacy, understanding and comprehension.”
You can read more detail about this service development here