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Health Inequalities and People with Learning Disabilities in the UK

Emerson, Eric and Baines, Susie and Allerton, Lindsay and Welch, Victoria (2011) Health Inequalities and People with Learning Disabilities in the UK. [Report]

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This briefing paper will assist Primary, Acute and Specialist NHS Trusts in fulfilling their responsibilities. In this report we summarise the most recent evidence from the UK on the health status of people with learning disabilities and the determinants of the health inequalities they face. Later in the autumn, IHaL will be producing a briefing for GP Commissioning Consortia and PCTs on practical commissioning actions to help address the issues identified in this report.