Exposure to health inequalities as a measure of outcomes
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Exposure to health inequalities as a measure of outcomes

Dave Atkinson Independent nurse consultant, Bradford
Phil Boulter Nurse consultant, Surrey and Hampshire Borders NHS Foundation Trust, Leatherhead, Surrey
Crispin Hebron Nurse consultant, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Montpellier, Gloucestershire
Gwen Moulster Nurse consultant, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, Haringey, London

Dave Atkinson and colleagues describe how a group of professionals created a framework for assessing the effect of services on clients’ wellbeing

Earlier this year, the authors, all members of the UK Learning Disability Consultant Nurse Network, completed development of the Health Equalities Framework. This framework was developed after a review of evidence for health inequalities among service users indicated that outcome measures should be improved across all health and social care services. It explains why the framework should inform the commissioning of services for people with learning disabilities.

Learning Disability Practice. 17, 1,20-24. doi: 10.7748/ldp2014.



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 15 September 2013

Accepted: 27 November 2013