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Action for health?

David R Matthews Senior Lecturer, St Martin’s College, Lancaster

The Valuing People White Paper called for the establishment of health action plans for health service clients. David Matthews discusses how such plans might affect the care delivered to people with learning disabilities

The Valuing People White Paper (DoH 2001) provided a springboard for a wide range of new initiatives that were intended to improve services and the quality of life for people with learning disabilities. Arguably, the most important section of the White Paper for learning disability nurses is chapter six, which is concerned with addressing the many problems clients face in obtaining good healthcare.

Learning Disability Practice. 6, 5,16-19. doi: 10.7748/ldp.6.5.16.s11

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