NHS launches new campaign and resources to help spot early signs of life-threatening constipation in people with a learning disability

29 August, 2023

These fantastic resources include social media assets, leaflets, posters and an animation

People with learning disabilities are more likely to experience constipation and this can be life-threatening if left untreated. The NHS has launched a new suite of resources as part of a campaign to help people with a learning disability, healthcare professionals and carers to spot the early signs of potentially life-threatening constipation and enable swift treatment and improved outcomes. Developed with people with lived experience and in partnership with the Down’s Syndrome Association, Mencap and Pathways Associates, these fantastic resources are designed to facilitate conversations about constipation in different care settings.

Included are:

  • A short animation designed for people with a learning disability to help them spot the signs and tell someone if they are experiencing constipation
  • Leaflets and posters for carers and easy read versions for people with learning disabilities
  • Social media assets and editorial copy

Access the resources on the NHS England website.