How health professionals, including your GP think about and talk to disabled people matters.
You may expect health professionals to know what support networks are available in your community and be able to refer you to a specialist disability information provider if there is one available. This is ‘not’ always the case.
Tiaho Trust is working alongside Manaia Health PHO general practices to increase their knowledge and responsiveness to people with impairment. This will be done through training and information that increases their understanding of the issues they, as a provider of primary health care, need to consider when working with disabled service users.
One of the key outcomes of this Project is that health professionals will be better equipped with the tools they need to perform this role ensuring that you are better supported in your community.