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Doctors should be trained in understanding disability, commission is told

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 27 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:986
  1. Madeleine Brettingham
  1. London

    Doctors and nurses should receive compulsory training in understanding disability, and disabled and mentally ill patients should be offered yearly check ups, the Disability Rights Commission heard last week as it launched the second phase of its research into health inequality.

    The evidence came from Andrew Lee of the advocacy group People First. Over the next three months a panel of health experts headed by the barrister David Wolfe—a specialist in health law and disability at the law firm Matrix Chambers—will hear evidence from leading campaign groups and NHS professionals …

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