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NHS England Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) resources for healthcare professionals

Published by: NHS England

Publication date: November 2023

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can be common in people with a learning disability, in particular people with Down’s syndrome.

These resources have been developed to help healthcare professionals understand:

  • the vulnerability of people with a learning disability and autistic people to health inequalities and premature mortality
  • the importance of ensuring people with a learning disability, autistic people and carers understand the risk of non-compliance with CPAP treatment and that patients are appropriately safeguarded against these risks
  • the importance of ensuring that CPAP treatment is continued in all settings, including during mental health inpatient admissions

Access the resources here

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