Christine Walker

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. Be in it to win it

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

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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

Picture shows an older couple separated by a window and holding their hands against the glass to greet each other

People in supported living isolated due to lockdown mixups

Individuals with learning disabilities denied visits amid confusion over rules, MPs told

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

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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


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

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

Injustice on the COVID-19 front line

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

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...

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

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