Learning disability nursing could provide so much more
Bob Gates Professor of learning disabilities, The University of West London, The University of Derby, The University of Hertfordshire
The implementation of recommendations from 2011 would help save a specialism under threat and give it a much broader role
Seven years ago I chaired a review of learning disability nursing for the Department of Health’s (DH) Professional and Advisory Board for Nursing and Midwifery in England. We concluded that learning disability nursing had moved from a narrowly defined role in long-term care, to a much broader role in the NHS and beyond.
Learning Disability Practice. 21, 1,16-16. doi: 10.7748/ldp.21.1.16.s18