What is it about?

The work summarises published research on the barriers to the uptake of bowel screening by people with learning disabilities, inlcuding the barriers to participation. It then moves on to look at ways in which learning disability nurses can take steps to enhance the likelihood of participation by people with learning disabilities.

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Why is it important?

The article brings together published work on what has been found to work to improve uptake of bowel screening by people with learning disabilities.


This article arose due to my participation in an ongoing project around the impact of peer education by people with learning disabilities on intention to participate in bowel screening. Writing the article helped inform the thinking around the project and how it could contribute addressing health inequalities.

Jonathan Gray
University of the Highlands and Islands

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This page is a summary of: Increasing participation of people with learning disabilities in bowel screening, British Journal of Nursing, March 2018, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2018.27.5.250.
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