Concerns for the future of learning disability nursing as mortality report reveals...

With the number of people with learning disabilities rising, cases of poor care and figures...

Jonathan Beebee

Congress votes unanimously to preserve field of learning disability nursing

In a congress debate, members heard that universities were closing programmes and nurses...

parking fees

Hospital parking charges: Norfolk trust staff to protest against ‘swingeing hikes’

Health union warns it could ballot members on industrial action

‘Big Ideas’ awards offer bursaries for innovation in care

Awards of up to £3,000 open to healthcare professionals working on projects that benefit

Pay more tax or expect less from the NHS

Public will accept tax rises for NHS if their money is not wasted, says Jeremy Hunt

Scotland publishes new safe staffing bill

No minimum staffing ratio, but care providers must use workload and workforce planning tools

Evidence and Practice


Urinary continence promotion and people with an intellectual disability

Continence is regarded as a basic need and many continence problems can be addressed and...

Evaluating a group for young people who have a sibling with a disability

Evaluating a group for young people who have a sibling with a disability

Siblings of children who have a disability frequently take on care, responsibility and...

Prevalence and management of coeliac disease in people with Down’s syndrome

People with Down’s syndrome are more likely to have additional health complications than the...

Down’s syndrome

Syndromes: Down’s syndrome

Second in a series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute syndromes

Meal time mats

Use of mealtime advice mats in special schools for children with learning disabilities

Aim Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties can have serious outcomes for children and...

Welfare services

International and interprofessional experiences on welfare services for people with...

International student exchange is an opportunity to discover and learn from practice in...


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...

EXCLUSIVE: Future strategies for behaviour that challenges

A one-day event, organised by the Prison Reform Trust, University of Leeds, NHS Improvement...


Would you recommend your hospital to a friend?

The devil is in the detail – and especially relevant in patient feedback writes Wendy Johnson

'Golden hello' solution to learning disability nursing crisis another example...

One-off payments of £10,000 are to be offered to attract postgraduate students into...


Urgent action needed to ensure learning disability nursing is not wiped out

What can be done to ensure learning disability nursing retains high-quality staff?


What to do when words fail

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


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...


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...

Helen Laverty

‘Be brave, be fearless and always listen’

Helen Laverty is the leading light behind the Positive Choices conference

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