Cancer screening: better access for service users
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Cancer screening: better access for service users

Matthew Joel Community learning disability nurse, Bristol Community Learning Disabilities Team
Holly Marcellino Behavioural nurse, Bristol Community Learning Disabilities Team

Assessment of a project to increase the uptake of a national bowel screening programme among people with learning disabilities in Bristol

This article reports on a Queen’s Nursing Institute funded project that ran in 2015. The project was commissioned to improve the uptake of the national bowel cancer screening programme by people with learning disabilities. The proposal was accepted partly on the strength of a public health-funded project, which ran from April to August 2014. This initial project was commissioned following the University of Bristol’s Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities. The aim of this initial work was to measure and increase the participation of Bristol’s learning disability population in the screening programme.

Learning Disability Practice. 19, 5, 16-23. doi: 10.7748/ldp.19.5.16.s18


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Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 11 March 2016

Accepted: 15 April 2016

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