Information request around management of constipation

The Improving Health and Lives (IHaL) team are preparing their next ‘reasonable adjustments’ report and the focus is constipation.

The Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities found that constipation was the most common treatable condition among people with learning disabilities, affecting 37% of this population. Moreover, the recent Serious Case Reviews published by Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Board highlight the potential seriousness of chronic constipation.

The aim of the IHaL report, as with our previous ‘reasonable adjustments’ reports, is to share information, knowledge and best practice throughout the country which will support people in improving services and care. We would like to include as many good case studies as possible in this report. We would also like to signpost people to resources they can access free of charge.
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