Learning Disability: Hospitals

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th September 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent guidance he has issued to hospitals on reducing the number of deaths in their care of people with learning difficulties.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published guidance for healthcare providers in relation to the care of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clinical guidance to support frontline staff in their care of people with a learning disability is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/C0031_Specialty-guide_LD-and-coronavirus-v1_-24-March.pdf

Guidance in relation to infection control is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/secondary-care/infection-control/

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