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Ensuring service users can access crucial information

01 February 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

When people with learning disabilities use mainstream healthcare services, they are more likely to receive poor standards of care. They seldom attend screening...

Breast screening for post-menopausal women

05 November 2009

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the extent of surveillance for breast cancer for post-menopausal women with learning disabilities living in residential...

Autism spectrum disorders: physical health care in a low secure forensic setting

09 June 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Aims To identify the prevalence of psychiatric and physical health comorbidity in an adult male low secure autism spectrum disorder unit; to establish the clinical...

Supporting people with learning disabilities in acute care

06 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

It is recognised that people with learning disabilities fail to access health screening and that in the past, hospital services failed to meet the needs of this...

Physical health screening for patients with severe mental illness

Mental Health Practice

evidence & practice

People with severe mental illness (SMI) are at risk of chronic physical health conditions. However, physical health screening for this patient cohort is rarely...