Staff Attitudes Survey

Please tell us which Staff group you belong to:

Think

Do you think people with learning disabilities and autism receive healthcare that meets their needs in our hospital?
All of the timeOccasionally not, but mostly yesOccasionally, but mostly notRarely

Do you think people with learning disabilities and autism are discriminated against in our hospital?

Directly (treated differently (usually worse) on purpose)
For example - not giving somebody the same time and attention as others, making assumptions about them / their lives
YesNo

Indirectly (treated differently (usually worse) but not on purpose
For example - the environment not being appropriate to the person's needs, information being given in a way that they don't understand
YesNo

Do you think healthcare staff in this Trust receive enough training to enable them to work with people with learning disabilities / autism?
YesNo

Do you think there is more we could do, as a Trust, to improve the experience for people with learning disabilities / autism?
YesNo

If Yes, please share your thoughts

Act

Are there any parts of your job that you do differently when your patient has a learning disability?
YesNo

Have you ever made use of any alternative communication aids when working with a patient with a learning disability or autism?
For example - pictures, cue cards, Talking Mats, signing
YesNo

If Yes, what?

Do you know about the following and know how to find them:

  • Learning Disability Liaison NursesYesNo
  • Learning Disability PolicyYesNo
  • Learning Disability Risk AssessmentYesNo
  • Link practionersYesNo
  • Transfer and payment of outside carers documentationYesNo

Would you feel confident raising it with a colleague if you thought they were not caring for/communicating with a patient with learning disabilities appropriatelyYesNo

Feel

How confident do you feel when working with patients with learning disabilities?
1 Very non-confident2345 Very Confident

How confident do you feel when working with patients with autism spectrum conditions?
1 Very non-confident2345 Very Confident

Have you ever avoided talking to a patient with learning disabilities or autism?YesNo

If Yes, why?
Wasn’t sure howWas worried about getting it wrongWas scared / nervousThought it might take too longOther

If Other, please describe?

Have you ever had any positive experiences with a patient with learning disabilities?YesNo

If Yes, did you find it changed your perspective on working with LD in the future?YesNo

If Yes, please tell us how