COVID-19

During the restriction of movements as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak all scheduled meetings listed on the North Yorkshire Partnership website will not be taking place or will be carried out virtually. For further information please contact the named contact for the relevant meetings or email nypartnerships@northyorks.gov.uk

Links to accessible information and translations into community languages can be found here

North Yorkshire Health Task Group

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About North Yorkshire Health Task Group

The North Yorkshire Health Task Group is part of the North Yorkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board. The group's role is to improve access to health services and reduce health inequalities for people with learning disability and/or autism.

Vacancy - Voluntary Independent Co-chair

We are recruiting a Voluntary Independent Co-chair to work with the Self Advocate Co-chair and Vice-chair of the Health Task Group  to plan, chair and facilitate the NYHTG, which meets three times a year.
 

The job of the Independent Co-chair is to work alongside their Co-chair to enable and empower people with a learning disability and/or autism to:

  • Have a voice and influence change
  • Increase their understanding and confidence to challenge decision makers and commissioners
  • Encourage their engagement and participation in meetings
  • Support Co-chairs to work with stakeholders and partners
  • Champion co-production to plan and deliver services together
     

To find out more about this exciting opportunity download the role description and application form below:
 

Independent Co-Chair role description

Easy Read Independent Co-Chair application form

Closing date for applications - 25 September 2020

The group aims to:

  • Focus on health issues for people with a learning disability and/or autism in North Yorkshire
  • Talk about national and local health issues, reports and campaigns including Transforming Care and the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR).
  • Find out what’s working well in health services, what needs to change and what is missing.  
  • Think about health needs for everyone including people with complex needs.
  • Help to make the health actions in the Live Well Live Longer Learning Disability Strategy happen.
  • Help to improve access to health services e.g. Doctors’ surgeries, speech therapy, screening and annual health checks.
  • Raise awareness of the health needs of people in North Yorkshire with learning disability and/or autism.
  • Share information about health with Local Area Groups and the North Yorkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board.
  • Hear from Local Area Groups about health issues in their areas, what is working well and what is not working well. 
  • Take actions as a result of decisions we’ve made at this group.
  • Ask professionals and patient groups what they are doing to improve access to health services for people in North Yorkshire.

 

Staying healthy during the pandemic:

 

Meeting dates

See the meeting dates for the Learning Disability Partnership Board and associated groups for 2020
 

Meeting minutes
 

August 2020 - meeting cancelled

April 2020 - meeting cancelled. See letter from the Co-Chair here
 

November 2019 

North Yorkshire Health Task Group 19 November 2019 - full minutes

North Yorkshire Health Task Group 19 November 2019 - quick look minutes

North  Yorkshire Health Task Group 19 November 2019 - action points

 

August 2019 

North Yorkshire Health Task Group 6 August 2019 - full minutes

North Yorkshire Health Task Group 6 August 2019 - quick look minutes

North Yorkshire Health Task Group 6 August 2019 - action points

 

Archive minutes

Please note that we only keep minutes on this page for the last two years. If you want any minutes further back than this, please contact Shanna Carrell at shanna.carrell@northyorks.gov.uk.

 

Useful resources
 

Your health – the learning disability register and annual health checks
 

If you have a learning disability you can get extra support when visiting the doctor. To do so you need to join the Learning Disability Register - which could also mean you can have a free annual health check. 
 

The North Yorkshire Health Task Group is working hard to tell everyone about annual health checks, and how important they are for people with a learning disability.  This work is part of our North Yorkshire Live Well Live Longer strategy  action plans.
 

Here’s a video from the NHS that tells you all about annual health checks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C8R_bJdLSQ

 

And here are some really useful guides for self-advocates, family carers and supporters:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/learning-disabilities/annual-health-checks/

https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/dont-miss-out/dont-miss-out-guides