Networking opportunities for learning disability nurses
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Networking opportunities for learning disability nurses

Samuel Abdulla Staff nurse, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh
Daniel Marsden Practice development nurse, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Willesborough
Sally Wilson Acute liaison nurse, Adults with learning disabilities at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership trust
Michelle Parker Learning disabilities nursing student, University of York

Samuel Abdulla and colleagues explain why social media offer professionals new opportunities for information sharing, discussion and peer support

Developments in service provision and delivery have changed how and where learning disability nurses work. As a result, many of them become isolated from each other, and need opportunities to communicate and network with their colleagues. This article outlines how Twitter and other forms of social media can be used to develop a forum for discussion and peer support involving learning disability nurses, service users and other professionals working in the field.

Learning Disability Practice. 16, 5,30-32. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 31 January 2013

Accepted: 18 April 2013