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Julie Pehl Clinical Psychologist, Derby City CTLD, Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust
Ann Hunt Community Nurse, Derbyshire Dales South CTLD, Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust

Julie Pehl and Ann Hunt describe the process of turning government good practice guidelines into a working protocol

The Valuing People White Paper (Department of Health 2001) identified the need for people with learning disabilities to access mainstream primary and secondary healthcare services. The obstacles to this include the failure of carers to identify healthcare needs, limitations in medical education and the communication difficulties of people with learning disabilities (Hogg 2000).

Learning Disability Practice. 7, 8,32-34. doi: 10.7748/ldp2004.10.7.8.32.c1594

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