Letters Mental health trust failure

Failure of care in mental health trust: Déjà vu in terms of treatment of people with learning disabilities?

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i274 (Published 21 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i274
  1. Diane Willis, lecturer1
  1. 1School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh EH11 4BN, UK
  1. d.willis2{at}napier.ac.uk

Iacobucci’s article asks how the needs of people with learning disabilities are to be met.1 The government now promises ratings on the quality of care offered to this group, yet such commitments in the past have had little impact.

Over five decades there has been a catalogue of failures,2 3 …

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