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People with intellectual disabilities: People registered disabled with learning difficulties tend to fall through the net

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 14 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:917
  1. Kiersten L Cornwell (, primary care development manager
  1. RCT Local Health Board, Treforest Industrial Estate, Pontypridd CF37 5YR

    EDITOR—Few of the findings, recommendations, and services being developed for people with learning disabilities, as discussed by Cooper et al,1 are being applied to people who are registered disabled with learning difficulties. This group seems to fall through the net in today's NHS; there is little to help them, even when progress has been made for intellectually disabled people in …

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