Letters Meeting needs in learning disability

All opportunities should now be taken to meet the needs of patients with learning difficulties

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4190 (Published 02 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4190
  1. Matthew A Hoghton, general practitioner and lead investigator1,
  2. Pauline Heslop, senior research fellow and team manager1,
  3. Anna Marriott, research fellow and project worker1,
  4. Peter Fleming, professor of infant health and developmental physiology and chair of overview panels1,
  5. Lesley Russ, public health specialist (learning difficulties and autism) and lead nurse1,
  6. Peter Blair, senior research fellow and statistician1
  1. 1Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities, Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TZ, UK
  1. Matt.Hoghton{at}bristol.ac.uk

Hollins and Tuffrey-Wijne recently highlighted some of the key findings of the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities.1 We await the minister of state for care and support, Norman Lamb, and the Department of Health’s response before the end of June 2013. However, the 18 key recommendations will need sustained action from all of us involved in health and social …

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