Going public: how government policy affects service provision
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Going public: how government policy affects service provision

Kay Mafuba Programme leader, Learning disabilities, at the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London

Kay Mafuba outlines the relationship over recent years between national policies and the care of people with learning disabilities

This article discusses the complexity of UK public health policy, and how it affects learning disability nurses and service users, especially in light of the recent shift in emphasis from the provision of treatments to the introduction of preventive interventions. Learning disability nurses must update their knowledge of public health policy to be able to carry out these interventions effectively.

Learning Disability Practice. 15, 6,20-22. doi: 10.7748/ldp2012.07.15.6.20.c9170

Correspondence

kay.mafuba@uwl.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

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