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Increasing the workforce in remote and rural areas

Powell, Hazel; Darbyshire, Chris; MacPherson, Colin; Pollock, Christine; Bradley, Pat


Hazel Powell

Chris Darbyshire

Colin MacPherson

Christine Pollock

Pat Bradley


This article describes a pilot scheme launched to address workforce needs in remote and rural areas of Scotland, in which three universities collaborated in the delivery of a pre‑registration learning disability nurse education programme. The article includes findings from an interim evaluation of the scheme and makes recommendations for improvement. This article will be of interest to academics, learning disability nurses, commissioners and workforce planners throughout the UK who want to devise flexible and sustainable models of pre-registration nurse education in all fields of nursing.


Powell, H., Darbyshire, C., MacPherson, C., Pollock, C., & Bradley, P. (2012). Increasing the workforce in remote and rural areas. Learning Disability Practice, 15, 28-31

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012-09
Deposit Date Jun 18, 2015
Print ISSN 1465-8712
Electronic ISSN 2047-8968
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Pages 28-31
Keywords Nurse education; workforce needs; remote areas;
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