web style image
web style image
Share This:


A link to information for patients A link to information for carers A link to information about the Learning Disability Team
A link to useful links A link to information about the Derriford User Group A link to learning disability reports

Welcome to the Plymouth Hospitals Trust webpage for Learning Disabilities. On this site you will find information for Patients, Carers and Staff as well as information about the Learning Disabilities Team at Derriford and some useful links.

image of the getting it right charter

All people with a learning disability have an equal right to healthcare.

All healthcare professionals have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to the treatment they provide to people with a learning disability.

All healthcare professionals should provide a high standard of care and treatment and value the lives of people with a learning disability.

By signing this charter, we pledge to:

  • make sure that hospital passports are available and used
  • make sure that all our staff understand and apply the principles of mental capacity laws
  • appoint a learning disability liaison nurse in our hospital(s)
  • make sure every eligible person with a learning disability can have an annual health check
  • provide ongoing learning disability awareness training for all staff
  • listen to, respect and involve families and carers
  • provide practical support and information to families and carersThe Mencap logo
  • provide information that is accessible for people with a learning disability
  • display the Getting it right principles for everyone to see.




Image of the Comment Card

Click here to download our comment card to give us feedback on our service. The form is provided in Easy Read format

Image of the Complain for Change Easy Read LeafletComplain for Change
This Easy Read leaflet explains what to do if you want to complain about the service you have received from a doctor, hospital, dentist or optician in the NHS in England.Click here to read the leaflet.



Image of a computer

Click the computer to send us an email

Leading with excellence, caring with compassion