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Community care

How successful is NHS England’s Transforming Care programme?

An update on NHS England’s overhaul of care for people with learning disabilities

Reasonable adjustments

Study finds shortfall in reasonable adjustments across CCGs and NHS trusts in England

Research suggests people with learning disabilities remain invisible in some NHS services

Retention and recruitment

Recruitment and retention: staff survey reveals insights into crisis facing services

Study shows co-production and delivering person-centred care are good for staff too

Quality of life

Making sense of health-related quality of life in people with Down’s syndrome

Survey of almost 200 families identifies major social factors affecting daily life

nurse looks downcast

BME nurses in London face more discrimination than in the rest of England, RCN claims

NHS employers in London cannot dismiss racism as merely a minority issue, college says

Parking fees

NHS staff in England pay almost £70 million in parking charges – in just one year

NHS trusts' parking fees are a tax on hard-pressed workers, says union

Evidence and Practice

Educational systems for inclusive education in Norway, Romania, Scotland and Sweden

Educational systems for inclusive education in Norway, Romania, Scotland and Sweden

A lifelong learning Erasmus intensive programme promoting inclusion of persons with...

Celebrating a classic text: The Cloak of Competence revisited

Celebrating a classic text: The Cloak of Competence revisited

This article celebrates one of the most important books in the history of intellectual...

Investigating the impact of staff training in positive behavioural support on service users’ quality of life

Investigating the impact of staff training in positive behavioural support on service...

Aim To investigate whether staff training in positive behavioural support (PBS) improves...

Experiences of using a health community team service for people with a learning disability

Experiences of using a health community team service for people with a learning...

Aim To investigate the views of people with a learning disability on their experiences of...

Low arousal approaches to manage behaviours of concern

Low arousal approaches to manage behaviours of concern

Background Behaviours of concern restrict opportunities and choices for some people with...

Rett syndrome

Syndromes: Rett syndrome

A series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute syndromes

Features

A digitally inclusive era

The Tech4Good awards celebrate apps designed for people with learning disabilities

Biometrics and autism

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...

Charities to launch initiative ahead of World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day

The Neuro Foundation and sister charities set to launch 'light up' campaigns to raise...

Observing nursing practice on placement in Romania

When nursing students Eve Buckley, Nicole Sparham and Shelby Small did their elective...

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...

Nicky Lyall

Person-centred care for clients at the end of life

A team of learning disability nurses has created an end of life care package for clients...

Opinion

LDP conference editorial

Sell-out Learning Disability Practice conference in October will ensure a lively agenda

Lessons from the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review, recruitment and reasonable...

Book review: Little Meerkat’s Big Panic – A story about learning new ways to feel calm

Registered nurse Gosia Brykczyńska reviews Little Meerkat’s Big Panic – A story about...

Book review: The Brain: What it Does, How it Works & How it Affects Behaviour

Senior lecturer Bernadette Waldron reviews The Brain: What it Does, How it Works & How...

Students

What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to...

de-escalation

Using positive reinforcement to manage violence and aggression

Reminding a service user with learning disabilities how much her behaviour had improved...

meds killiard

A fresh take on medicines management for patients with a learning disability

Mental health nursing student Kirsty Killiard implemented a system for monitoring the use of...

Careers

Penelope Clark

‘Taking on a lone position has been a challenge. I love it’

Award-winning Penelope Clark moved her family 800 miles to take up a post as the only...

Sabine Schwaebisch

It’s a real privilege to support a family at the end of their child’s life

Sabine Schwaebisch on her role as as a band 6 care team nurse in palliative care at Helen...

Tapping into the wisdom of learning disabilities nurses

The RCN wants all acute hospitals to have 24-hour access to a learning disabilities liaison...

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