Christine Walker

Learning Disability Practice

Coming out of lockdown: the route back to normality

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

Mental Health Practice

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

Nursing Children and Young People

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

Entries for the 2021 RCN Nursing Awards are now open

Learning Disability Practice

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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Nursing Children and Young People

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

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Nursing Standard

People in supported living isolated due to lockdown mixups

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

Learning Disability Practice

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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Learning Disability Practice

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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Mental Health Practice

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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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

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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

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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

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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