Janet Snell

Learning Disability Practice

‘Ask Listen Do’ project aims to make things better for people with learning disabiities and autism

How a collaborative enterprise was set up for carers to raise concerns about support services

Nursing Standard

Banishing risk and shame: teaching patients to self-manage catheters

A project led by adult continence nurses is helping patients to manage their catheters

Learning Disability Practice

A digitally inclusive era

The Tech4Good awards celebrate apps designed for people with learning disabilities

Nursing Management

Can they crack it? The future of health services in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland after Brexit

With less than ayear to go before Brexit, concern over the future of cross-border collaboration after 29 March 2019 is growing

Nursing Standard

What role for retired nurses in the RCN?

An RCN league of retired nurses could ensure their knowledge is not lost

Nursing Standard

Flu pandemic is number one threat to UK, congress told

Public health expert urges staff to have the flu vaccine

Nursing Standard

Smaller nursing homes struggling to survive

Smaller nursing are struggling to continue because they can’t recruit staff, a fringe...

David Boyle
Nursing Standard

Don’t forget about us – independent sector nurses issue plea to RCN

Nurses in care homes and other sectors outside the NHS feel neglected by RCN

Nursing Standard

Why diagnostic overshadowing could be costing lives

Making assumptions about people with learning disabilities harms outcomes, congress told

Spice in Prisons
Nursing Standard

Prison nurses report cases of daily abuse and intimidation

RCN pledges support after hearing of burnt-out prison nurses' daily encounters with serious mental health issues, drug use, intimidation and abuse

Nursing Standard

Public health nursing cuts ‘will be felt for generations’

Congress backs call to lobby government to reverse ‘short-sighted’ funding cuts in England

Calais refugee camp
Nursing Standard

Relax limit on child refugees allowed into UK, RCN congress tells government

Child refugees deserve safe haven in the UK, congress speakers say

Biometrics and autism
Learning Disability Practice

Biometrics and autism: wristband technology could transform service-users’ lives

Leading charity Autism Together has set up the UK’s first trial of wristbands measuring physiological changes to predict the onset of a ‘meltdown’ in someone with autism – and enable staff to take action to prevent it

Learning Disability Practice

Ending the double discrimination faced by LGBT people with learning disabilities

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues can often be overlooked in learning disability care, but some initiatives across England are seeking to change that and provide a space for LGBT people to chat freely and be themselves.

Learning Disability Practice

Preparing for a new model of care in the community

Calderstones Hospital turned things round after a damning report in 2013 but now it is scheduled to close. So what does the future hold for the staff and service users there?

Janet Snell
Nursing Standard

Ministers have the power to avert nursing’s perfect storm – and strike action

Poor pay is forcing nurses to quit and putting people off choosing nursing as a profession. No one wants a strike, but nurses may feel it’s their only option if the government continues to ignore the obvious, writes managing editor Janet Snell

Housing Cost
Nursing Standard

Urgent action needed to address key worker housing crisis

Many areas of the UK have sky-high rents, making it tougher for essential workers, such as nurses, to live there.

Claire Picton
Nursing Standard

Holistic care is the gold standard, nurses told

RCN congress reach consensus on how holistic care is best achieved