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Learning disabilities training: the change that followed tragedy

The deaths of Oliver McGowan and Paul Ridd shone a light on failings in care and were a catalyst for training programmes that will reach all healthcare staff

The deaths of Oliver McGowan and Paul Ridd shone a light on failings in care and were a catalyst for training programmes that will reach all healthcare staff

  • Oliver McGowan and Paul Ridd were both admitted to hospital for treatment and both died after receiving poor care
  • Campaigning by their families has resulted in training programmes for all UK healthcare staff to improve support, skills and understanding
  • What’s involved in the training programmes, how they will be structured, and how they are expected to lead to significant improvements in the care given to people with learning disabilities and autism
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