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Physical Health in Adults

Further Reading

Finding a healthcare practitioner:


  • How to find a health professional: Audiology, Chiropody or podiatry, Dentistry, Dietetics, Nursing, Ophthalmology – optometry, Speech and language therapy, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Sexual health.


Useful resources for practitioners


Clinical topics

  • Monitoring of physical health: Consensus statement of recommendations for physical health monitoring in people with schizophrenia (2004) USA. Page 1344 has a summary









  • Excellent GMC interactive website aiming to help doctors provide better care for people with learning disabilities by: identifying the issues ,highlighting patient perspectives, showing how to put GMC guidance into practice.

    The website expands on the guidance in Good Medical Practice and Consent and demonstrates how it applies to practice when treating patients with learning disabilities.


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