Will learning disability nurses plug the workplace support gap?
Intended for healthcare professionals
Opinion Previous     Next

Will learning disability nurses plug the workplace support gap?

Wendy Johnson Associate director of safeguarding, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon

Nurses could be used as a resource to provide direct workplace support for people with learning disabilities who are also autistic

It is widely accepted that having equality and diversity in healthcare provision is important. Indeed, it is seen as a major part of the solution to the challenges facing the health service – the theory being that the more diverse the workforce, the more talented and innovative those teams will be.

Learning Disability Practice. 25, 1, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/ldp.25.1.13.s5

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in

OR

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or