People with learning disabilities in rural Scotland: review of policy
Anthony Clapham Staff nurse, Tayview Specialist Care Unit, Lynebank Hospital, NHS Fife, Dunfermline, Scotland
People with learning disabilities may have additional healthcare needs compared to the general population, and the NHS faces challenges in addressing these needs. Scotland has many remote and rural communities, and residents of these communities can encounter difficulties in accessing healthcare resources. This article considers Scotland’s healthcare policy in relation to remote and rural areas, and how effective it is in meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities in these communities.
Nursing Standard. 30, 7,38-43. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.7.38.s46Correspondence
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Received: 21 December 2014
Accepted: 01 April 2015