Why learning disability nurses hold the key to developing Down syndrome guidance
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Why learning disability nurses hold the key to developing Down syndrome guidance

Elizabeth Corcoran Founding officer, National Down Syndrome Policy Group

The Down Syndrome Act states that the NHS, social care and other healthcare providers must ensure they meet service users’ specific needs – and learning disability nurses’ input is vital

Diagnostic overshadowing is not a new concept for learning disability nurses, but the impact it has on people with Down syndrome is not always fully understood by many healthcare professionals and the public.

Learning Disability Practice. 25, 5, 10-11. doi: 10.7748/ldp.25.5.10.s4

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