disabled being recruited to check on services
disabled people are being asked to help conduct the first audit
of disability services in England.
The Healthcare Commission wants the disabled and their carers to
act as peer reviewers in the audit.
This month a
commission report exposed the abuse of people with learning disabilities
at Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust.
It was the second such damning report of learning disability services
in just over six months.
the audit, up to 200 services will be inspected and data will be
collected from more than 600 services throughout England.
commission says the audit will be "the most comprehensive and
probing exercise [of learning disability services] ever undertaken
7, 2006: Abusive illegal restraint committed by staff against learning
disabled - Healthcare Commission inspectors release damning
report into Cornwall NHS Trust's learning disability service.
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