Inclusion, partnership and innovation
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Inclusion, partnership and innovation

Ian Mansell Senior Lecturer, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd
Ruth Northway Principal Lecturer, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd

For two decades or more, services for people with learning disabilities in Wales have developed their own distinctive characteristics. Ian Mansell and Ruth Northway report on the latest initiative in this unfolding saga

May 31 was an important day for learning disability nurses within Wales. At a conference held in mid Wales Jane Hutt. Welsh Assembly government minister for health and social services, launched a strategy designed to recognise, develop and enhance nurses’ contribution to meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities over the coming decade. The minister paid tribute to the role learning disability nurses have played in developing services for people with learning disabilities. Inclusion, Partnership and Innovation (Welsh Assembly Government 2002) should, she stated, provide a blueprint for developing what is already viewed, within Wales, as a valued and well-established branch of nursing.

Learning Disability Practice. 5, 6, 8-10. doi: 10.7748/ldp.5.6.8.s12

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