Enhancing service users’ capacity and capability
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Enhancing service users’ capacity and capability

John Turnbull Lecturer and professional lead in learning disability, School of nursing, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent
Joanna Saddington Consultant clinical psychologist, Shropshire and South Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust
Sharon Wood Strategic health facilitator and primary care liaison nurse, NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group, Northampton
Sue Freeman Consultant nurse, Northampton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Lynne Topham Lecturer in learning disability, University of Northampton

John Turnbull and colleagues describe a project in which people with learning disabilities were encouraged to develop research skills

This article describes the implementation of an eight-week programme to teach research skills to people with learning disabilities. After a focus group was held to explain the purposes of the programme, and refine ideas and methods of teaching, eight people with learning disabilities took part in weekly training sessions delivered by staff from a university and an NHS trust. The sessions were positively evaluated by participants, some of whom have gone on to form their own research interest and advisory group.

Learning Disability Practice. 16, 8, 28-30. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 11 June 2013

Accepted: 12 July 2013

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