GP Access: Learning Disabilities

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27 November 2018.

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Photo of David Duguid David Duguid Conservative, Banff and Buchan 12:00, 27 November 2018

Let me start by thanking my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for his support last Thursday on 22q Awareness Day; 22q11 deletion syndrome is second only to Down’s syndrome in its prevalence as a genetic condition, but perhaps surprisingly, there is a remarkably low level of awareness among GPs of this condition, which can lead to avoidable mental health issues in children. Will the Minister meet me to discuss options to increase awareness in the first instance, but also to improve early diagnosis and treatment?