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Cuts to learning disability nursing

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Nearly three quarters of learning disability nurses have seen cuts to services in the past year, an RCN survey has found.

The study revealed that 73 per cent of learning disability nurses have real concerns about the safety of clients and fear some vulnerable people could be missing out on care altogether due to a lack of resources.

The findings follow last month's Strengthening the Commitment report from the UK's four CNOs which warned of an increasingly fragmented learning disabilities nursing community.

Dan Scorer, senior campaigns and policy manager at charity Mencap, said: 'Where learning disability nurses are in post, they have made a positive difference.'

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