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Only one quarter of women with learning disability in Exeter have cervical screening

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7149.1979 (Published 27 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1979
  1. Virginia Pearson, Consultant in public health medicine,
  2. Carole Davis, Screening manager,
  3. Chris Ruoff, Project leader, learning disabilities,
  4. John Dyer, Registered nurse (learning disabilities)
  1. North and East Devon Health Authority, Exeter EX1 1PQ
  2. Exeter and District Community Health Services NHS Trust, Exeter EX2 7JU

    EDITOR—With health authorities and trusts having just completed performance reviews of their local screening programmes (required by executive letter EL(97)67), issues surrounding access to health services have been highlighted. As part of local interest in the health needs of men and women with learning disability, we looked at the validated screening history of women with learning disability known to the Exeter and District Community Health Services NHS Trust. Of 62 …

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