Think about any questions you want to ask and what is important to you

Before you attend your appointment, it is helpful to think about the questions you want to ask and what is most important to you about how you live your life.  (For example, this might be things like being able to get back to work, being able to do simple jobs around the home or being able to look after someone else). It can be helpful to make a list to take to your appointment.

Three questions you might want to ask are:

  • What are my options?
  • What are the possible benefits and risks of those options?
  • What help do I need to make my decision?

If there is someone that you would like to take to your appointment, and if this is allowed, you might find this helpful.

Going into hospital can be a worrying time for anyone.  But it can be particularly worrying and stressful for someone with a learning disability.

See the NHS guidance to support you.