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How are people with disabilities treated in NHS hospitals? — Learning Disability Today

Friday, 14 October, 2022

How are people with disabilities treated in NHS hospitals? — Learning Disability Today

A new BBC Panorama programme has investigated why people with learning disabilities are dying so much younger than their non-disabled peers.

The programme, Will The NHS Care For Me?’, hosted by actor Tommy Jessop, found that people with a learning disability are more than twice as likely to die from avoidable causes than the rest of the population.

Tommy, best known for his role as Terry Boyle in Line of Duty, explores how patients with learning disabilities are treated in NHS hospitals by hearing patient stories and examining thousands of coroners’ reports.

Read more at: https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/new-bbc-programme-investigates-how-people-with-learning-disabilities-are-treated-in-nhs-hospitals

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