Anticipatory Care Calendar

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The ACC is a free resource for any social care setting supporting people with learning disabilities or dementia.  This tool will provide an improved way of recording health issues and can offer solutions to communicate these issues to the appropriate health professional and therefore access health services quicker.

The ACC is a simple tool to improve the daily surveillance of health for adults with learning disabilities or dementia. It overcomes some of the barriers that can prevent people with learning disabilities or dementia accessing health services.

It is an innovative approach to daily health assessments designed to alert staff to health changes and provide clear directions about accessing primary care.  A “traffic light” system triggers a specified response to unusual observations. A key application is to support social care staff to develop a high standard of health record keeping, monitor health and ensure clients access NHS Cancer Screening Programmes where appropriate.

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The purpose of this site is to allow you to register to implement the ACC within your organisation or care setting.  You will also be able to access up to date information regarding the ACC and download sample documents for information.

Why register?

Registration is compulsory if you are intending to use the ACC. This document is copyrighted to the Merseyside & Cheshire Cancer Network and Wirral PCT and was designed by the Merseyside & Cheshire Cancer Network.

The document cannot be used unless the correct implementation process has been followed by your organisation/care setting and signed off by the ACC Central Team.

Learning disabilities & dementia

People with learning disabilities and dementia are:

  • Less likely to participate in National Screening Programmes
  • Often misunderstood as people see the disability/dementia and not the person
  • More likely to have their health needs ignored by some health professionals
  • More likely to face barriers when accessing health care services.