Christine Walker

COVID-19: will people with learning disabilities fare better in the second wave?

Report reveals service users six times more likely to die than others during the first wave

Picture of some of those behid the book: Clockwise from top left: Eddie Chaplin, Peter Cronin, Matthew Roberts, Steve Hardy,  Christine-Koulla Burke and David Mahon

COVID-19: free online book for people with learning disabilities and autism

Online resource features personal stories from around the world about how people are coping

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Neil Brimblecombe becomes consultant editor of Mental Health Practice

One of the most influential nurses in NHS history will add his expertise to the journal

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Curb on visits poses risk to young people with learning disabilities–report

Human rights committee recommends a hotline to be set up to report concerns more easily

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Winners of Nursing Children and Young People awards revealed

They looked at neonatal care parental experiences and same-sex couples with adopted children


COVID-19: music video aims to raise morale of learning disability nursing students

Lecturers, people with learning disabilities and famous faces got together to make the video

Picture of COVID-19 notice on a glass door. In the background clinical staff wearing personal protective equipment look after a patient in an intensive care unit.

Injustice on the COVID-19 front line

The pandemic highlights unfair attitudes towards people with learning disabilities and autism

Picture shows a medic in protective clothing checking a boy's temperature. NICE is reviewing its critical care scale amid concerns that people with learning disabilities could be denied intensive care.

COVID-19: critical care guide updated amid fears for people with learning disabilities

Changes made after fears raised that life or death decisions about who receives intensive care could see people with learning disabilities lose out

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COVID-19: advice is available for you and your client

Global pandemic means that learning disability nursing ‘reset’ may have to wait

Carli Whittaker, new consultant editor of Nursing Children and Young People

Nursing Children and Young People appoints Carli Whittaker as consultant editor

Children’s intensive care nurse specialist will now share role with Doreen Crawford

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Student finance: one of several reasons for optimism in 2020

After years of stagnation and decline this year has started with some positives

Picture shows NHS England and NHS Improvement head of learning disability nursing David Harling speaking at an RCNi Learning Disability Nursing Conference in October.

Lead NHS England nurse outlines future of learning disability nursing

Early plan to reshape profession in the face of declining numbers and criticism of the role

Constipation: new book tackles poo taboo

Focus on the importance of healthy bowels for people with learning disabilities and autism

Compulsory learning disability training for all NHS staff is long overdue

Government announces £1.4 million scheme in England thanks to campaign by one brave mother

Leading nurse calls for united front to promote learning disability nursing

Queen's Nursing Institute clinical adviser sets out pillars of practice for LD nurses

England’s chief nursing officer says increasing LD nursing numbers is priority

Ruth May also hinted at a possible return of the bursary to support nursing students

Applications invited for new children's nursing research awards

Two awards on offer for a children's nurse and nursing student to present their research

Can nursing associates solve our staffing crisis?

Learning disability nurses have disappeared from the register at an alarming rate