Working together to ensure equal health care for all
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Working together to ensure equal health care for all

Crispin Hebron Assistant regional director, Central region, HFT

The charity HFT has produced guidance to ensure that people with learning disabilities receive the same standard of care as everyone else. Crispin Hebron reports

The charity HFT developed its own guidance in response to the Healthcare for All report on the poor care of people with learning disabilities. Using a partnership approach involving NHS staff and a member of the valuing people support team from the Department of Health, HFT concentrated on the additional support people with learning disabilities need when in hospital. Its report, Working Together: Easy Steps to Improving How People with a Learning Disability are Supported when in Hospital provides a template to ensure that the quality of care available to the general population is extended to people with learning disabilities.

Learning Disability Practice. 12, 6, 27-30. doi: 10.7748/ldp2009.

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