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.c9170Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest