Christine Walker

Time for change written in sand on a beach

Is it time to retire the title learning disability nurse?

Changing the name could make it more contemporary and reflect changing times


What would you put in an election manifesto for future learning disability nursing?

New reports on learning disability care are hard-hitting but do offer support for nurses

Learning disability nurse Gerard Wainwright who will be part of the Nursing Live programme

Nursing Live gives you the chance to contribute to the future of the profession

Visitors will be able to attend sessions specifically for learning disability nurses


Learning disability nurses' input is vital on training consultation

Nurses are invited to contribute to the Oliver McGowan draft code of practice


Enter our 2023 RCN Nursing Awards and share your innovations

Do you feel that your own innovation or project deserves to be given a platform?

Losing staff

Learning disability nursing: why can’t we do more to recruit more?

NHS figures show numbers of nurses in England have fallen by more than 30% in the past decade


Crisis brings inspiration in children’s mental health care

Specialist team set up to help children after COVID lockdowns led to severe problems


Looking for inspiration? Why not take part in our free webinar

Innovation is the subject of the Learning Disability Practice webinar on 3 November


Reports show what a difference learning disability nurses DO make

Care for service users would improve if there were more specialist nurses


Will integrated care systems stop the postcode lottery in children’s palliative care?

There are fears as children’s palliative care services are stretched to breaking point


Will integrated care systems improve support for the most vulnerable?

The new system will replace local commissioning groups


Why we still need to be alert to COVID-19 in children

A rise in hepatitis cases is being investigated and there could be links to the pandemic


Why compulsory training in learning disabilities and autism is long overdue

Bill amendment means that training for all NHS health and social care staff is on its way

Will the increase in students boost learning disability nursing?

Applications for nursing degree courses have risen, thanks in large part to the pandemic

Why we need to listen to the child’s voice

A review is to be held into the tragic case of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Join us for Learning Disability Nursing: the Next Chapter

Register to hear leading figures on the future of the profession at our webinar on 3 November

More learning disability nurses equals better care for service users

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Will – and should – children receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

There’s no consensus on vaccinating children but school nurses will be key