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Learning disabilities: what primary care nurses need to know

Many practice nurses say they lack the skills to care for people with learning disabilities, new guidance seeks to offer support and address health inequalities

Many practice nurses say they lack the skills to care for people with learning disabilities, new guidance seeks to offer support and address health inequalities

A majority of general practice nurses told an RCN survey that they felt they do not have the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of patients with a learning disability.

In response to this, the RCN general practice nursing (GPN) forum and the

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