Christine Walker

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

Survey by directors of social services sets out devastating effect of the pandemic as ‘an avalanche of need’

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

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

Coming out of lockdown: the route back to normality

People with learning disabilities and/or autism will need support to rebuild their lives

2021 RCN Nursing Awards: search for the best innovations in mental health nursing is on

Entries are open for this year’s mental health nursing category of the RCN Nursing Awards....

Could it be you? Entries invited for the RCN Nursing Awards’ child health category

Entries for the 2021 RCN Nursing Awards are now open

DNACPR notices: learning disability nurses are best-placed advocates for families

CQC report acknowledges vulnerabilities of service users during COVID-19

COVID-19 and mental health: the fallout for children and young people

More nurses and more support are needed to cope with a growing mental health crisis