In March 2009, The Department of Health produced guidance on Health Action Planning and Health Facilitation. In line with this guidance, the Personal Health Profile book (PHPs) was produced to enable health needs to be identified, either in health checks, at the opticians, dentists or by any other health professionals for people with learning disabilities.
Following feedback of the PHPs by Greenwich service users, Greenwich commissioners felt that an update of the PHPs was needed. Focus groups were held to get feedback from service users, carers and clinicians. The updated PHP, now called 'My black book', is now available.
New features of the black book include:
If you are a local practice and would like more information on the new black books, please contact your community learning disability nurses :
As the new black book is in a new format with additional sections, for some who already have a black book, the new pages can now be accessed and printed off. For others, additional pages may be needed for future appointments, health checks etc.
You can download and print off any page that is relevant to you. The pages are formatted two to a page so that they can be printed on A4 paper and cut in half.