Christine Walker

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Learning Disability Practice

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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Nursing Children and Young People

Winners of Nursing Children and Young People awards revealed

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

Learning Disability Practice

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.
Learning Disability Practice

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.
Learning Disability Practice

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...

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Learning Disability Practice

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

Nursing Children and Young People appoints Carli Whittaker as consultant editor

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

Illustration of pound sign with graduate cap on depicting grants for learning disability nursing students
Learning Disability Practice

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.
Learning Disability Practice

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

Ilustration of the book cover of the Trouble with Poo for people with learning disabilities and autism
Learning Disability Practice

Constipation: new book tackles poo taboo

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

Image show campaigner Paula McGowan speaking at a conference with an image of her son Oliver behind her
Learning Disability Practice

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

Jim Blair
Nursing Standard

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

CNO for England Ruth May speaking at the Learning Disability Nursing conference in Manchester
Learning Disability Practice

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

Nursing Children and Young People

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

Nursing associate trainee Abbie Rix (left), with patient experience group member Abul Kasem Picture: Barney Newman
Learning Disability Practice

Can nursing associates solve our staffing crisis?

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

Abbie Rix (left), nursing associate trainee at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, with patient experience group member Kevin Preen Picture: Barney Newman
Learning Disability Practice

Are nursing associates a benefit to the learning disability sector?

HEE’s £2 million recruitment drive will include 150 places for the recently created role

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Nursing Children and Young People

Nursing shortages has its impact in every area of children's services

More must be done to improve recruitment and retention from neonatal care to school nursing

Nursing Standard

Awards to showcase best practice in continence care for young people to adult services

Paediatric Continence Forum Awards seek to promote excellence in bladder and bowel services