Health screening for patients with learning difficulties -- A model for GP practices

Hall, Meadhbh
August 2005
Living Well;Aug2005, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p21
Describes the development of a health screening template for general practitioner (GP) practices to collect information on the health needs of people with learning difficulties and their take-up of mainstream healthcare services in Great Britain. Information on a series of codes called READ codes; Functions of a health screening tool the group agreed that they wanted to develop; List of health screening tools used by GP practices in Norwich.


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