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Excluded from support

Wendy Johnson Head of safeguarding adults at risk and nursing lead, Learning disabilities, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon

The frustration of trying to obtain mental health help for people with learning disabilities or autism

I am not the greatest comedian in the world, but I have been known to raise a smile or two. Take last week, when I told Rachael I had seen a work incident report that said someone had swallowed a toilet disc and then left the relevant department before being assessed. I concluded this story by saying I wondered if the problem was that the patient was flushed on admission?

Learning Disability Practice. 22, 2, 9-9. doi: 10.7748/ldp.22.2.9.s12

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