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learning disability liaison nurses in acute hospitals: is there evidence to support the development of this role?
Julie Foster Learning Disability Liaison Nurse (Acute), Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Primary Care Trust
Julie Foster examines the current literature to discover the effectiveness of the liaison nurse role and to look for evidence to inform the development of learning disability liaison nurse roles in acute healthcare settings
Current evidence suggests that the overall level of health care for people with learning disabilities in the UK is poorer than that of the rest of the population (
Learning Disability Practice. 8, 4,33-38. doi: 10.7748/ldp2005.05.8.4.33.c1622