Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Health inequality and learning disability in a post-pandemic NHS

One month ago in the early hours of the morning, BBC DJ Jo Whiley placed an appeal on Twitter. It was pleading for help from the learning disability community for her sister Frances who had Covid-19. She asked if anyone knew what to do if a patient with a learning disability needed oxygen but couldn’t tolerate a mask. The desperation was all too apparent as was the seriousness of the situation. Within hours there were thousands of retweets and hundreds of replies from people tagging numerous doctors and nurses in the hope of sourcing a solution. One name, amongst others, was


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