Intellectual Disability

We're here to help members improve their knowledge of psychiatry of intellectual disability.

Our membership includes all consultants, Speciality Trainees and Speciality Doctors working in ID in Scotland. We welcome any other junior grades joining our meetings eg. core trainees, Foundation Year doctors and GP Trainees.

We have an academic meeting once a year which we endeavour to rotate around the country and anyone interested should contact the Chair or Vice Chair. We also develop policy to promote the wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities.

Contact the Committee

Chair: Dr Eleanor Brewster

Vice Chair: Dr Jana De Villiers

RCPsychiS Office Contact: Angela Currie

Resources

  • Supporting people with learning disabilities - Guidance on why people with learning disabilities may experience difficulties in accessing formal procedures and how people at all levels in the criminal justice system can reduce these difficulties by following a number of good practice tips.

  • People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System' - Seven “easy read” guides (listed below) for people with learning difficulties and their families and carers.

    • Learning Disability and the Scottish Criminal Justice System - Introduction
    • Information about the Police
    • Information about Prosecution and Defence
    • Information about Court Staff
    • Information about Criminal Justice Social Work Services
    • Information about Prison Services
    • Information about health and social work services supporting people with a learning disability

Links

  • Enable
  • Turning Point Scotland
  • Key housing
  • GMC guidance Tomorrow’s Doctors expects graduates to understand and accept the legal, moral and ethical responsibilities involved in protecting and promoting the health of individual patients, including vulnerable groups such as people with learning disabilities.

    Medical educators and trainers can use the website to highlight the needs of people with a learning disability, as highlighted in Good Medical Practice which applies to all patients.

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