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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2005): Services for the Disabled - UK

The accessibility of general NHS services for children with disabilities

S. Wharton, A. Hames and H. Milner

Child, vol.31, 2005, p.275-282

Children with disabilities have the same rights to access general, i.e. non-disability NHS services as other children. A questionnaire administered as part of a semi-structured interview with 25 parents of children with disabilities elicited useful comments on how access could be improved. Parents suggested improvements in a wide range of areas including parking, waiting rooms, health professionals' knowledge of disabilities, and flrxibility with regard to appointment times.

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