Involving service users in an inclusive research project
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Involving service users in an inclusive research project

Patricia Bell Community nurses, People with learning disabilities, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northampton
Amanda Mortimer Community nurses, People with learning disabilities, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northampton

Patricia Bell and Amanda Mortimer provide a reflective account of setting up a research group in which everyone’s input was valued equally

This article describes how people with learning disabilities and community learning disability nurses completed a module involving the development of an inclusive group to complete research. It reflects on the development of the research group, and the comments, thoughts and feelings of the people with learning disabilities involved in it. At the end of the module all the people involved were adequately prepared to work on research projects.

Learning Disability Practice. 16, 4,28-30. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.05.16.4.28.e683

Correspondence

patricia.bell@nhft.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Accepted: 19 February 2013