Twice the professional?
Elaine Kwiatek Lecturer and teaching fellow, Napier University
Karen McKenzie Consultant clinical psychologist, Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust
Elaine Kwiatek and Karen McKenzie report on what managers think of practitioners who have been jointly trained as nurses and social workers
There is a general recognition that the quality of services provided to people with a learning disability is heavily dependent on the skills, training and experience of staff working in both health and social care settings (
Learning Disability Practice. 5, 10,8-11. doi: 10.7748/ldp2002.12.5.10.8.c1468