Why is there such bias in healthcare against service users?
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Why is there such bias in healthcare against service users?

Wendy Johnson Associate director of safeguarding, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon

Government research on COVID-19 deaths reveals a shocking statistic

If you agree that ‘a progressive society looks after its weakest and least able to look after themselves’ then how progressive is the UK? Government research shows that people with learning disabilities are up to six times more likely to die from COVID-19 than the general population.

Learning Disability Practice. 24, 2, 9-9. doi: 10.7748/ldp.24.2.9.s4

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