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Kent nurses help to boost learning disability health check uptake

A trial, which took place at the start of 2020 but had to be cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, has found having learning disability nurses involved in the delivery of annual health checks at GP practices can help improve uptake. Despite the trial being cut short, it was still considered a success with a second trial being launched. 

“This project highlighted that the specialist expertise, knowledge and skills of the learning disability nurses working with the GPs, can help improve the assessment process of the annual health checks and overall positive health outcomes for people with a learning disability.” said Lisa Harrington, specialist community matron in learning disabilities, a nurse on the project.

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Source: Nursing Times, 3 August 2021


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