(July 29th 2008) Healthcare inquiry calls for change to prevent further deaths
The report of the UK inquiry into healthcare for people with learning disability concluded that they are indeed discrimated against. It had been ordered in response to Mencap's ‘Death by indifference' report, which told the stories of six people with a learning disability who appeared to have died unnecessarily while in NHS care.

  • DHR submitted a 26 page comprehensive report [click here] that concluded with the recommendation that, amongst others, the post of a community based specialist physical healhtcare for people with learning disability (analagous to community paediatricians and learning disability psychiatrists, be created.


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