Increasing participation of people with learning disabilities in bowel screening

Jonathan Gray

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Learning disability nurses have a key role in addressing the health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities. People with learning disabilities are less likely to participate in bowel screening than other sectors of the population, despite there being evidence of this population being at an increased risk of developing bowel cancer. There are a range of barriers at individual and systemic levels that impact on participation in bowel screening by people with learning disabilities. Actions to address these barriers have been identified in the literature and learning disability nurses are a key agent of change in enabling people with learning disabilities to participate in the national screening programmes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2018


  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Neoplasms/diagnosis
  • Learning Disabilities/nursing
  • Mass Screening
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Patient Participation
  • State Medicine
  • United Kingdom


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