Thursday, 25 July 2019

‘I don’t think Erica would still be alive without a specialist learning disability doctor’

‘I don’t think Erica would still be alive without a specialist learning disability doctor’ | Saba Salman The UK’s first physician for those with complex needs could help save lives and reduce health inequalities

The first doctor specialising in profound and multiple learning disabilities in the UK is set to be recruited later this year. Hull clinical commissioning group (CCG) took the decision to employ a specialist PMLD doctor to support adults with complex needs after the condition of a patient, Erica Carlin, improved dramatically following the care she had received for serious digestive and bowel problems from a palliative care doctor trained in learning disabilities. The Guardian

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