Wandsworth Primary Care Teaching NHS Trust’s passport scheme provides vital information in case patients are unable to communicate in any other way.
Passports are ‘owned’ by the patient, who controls the information they hold.
The scheme is a result of work by the PCT’s Wandsworth Community Learning Disability Team and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust.
Pictured are Jim Blair (left), consultant nurse at St George’s and John O’Neil, a service user at the Baked Bean Theatre Company.
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