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Will learning disability nurses plug the workplace support gap?

Nurses could be seen as a resource to fill the gap for direct workplace support for people with learning disabilities who are also on the autism spectrum

Nurses could be regarded as a resource to fill the gap for direct workplace support for people with learning disabilities who are also on the autism spectrum

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 .

This world view is widely accepted, gathering momentum in the healthcare sector, and has become a central tenant of NHS recruitment policy.

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