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Improving diagnosis, care and support for ADHD

NICE guidance aims to improve recognition, diagnosis, quality of care and support for ADHD

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...

Janet Davies

Janet Davies to step down as RCN general secretary

‘It has been a great honour to represent my profession at the highest level,’ she says

A woman sitting before a NMC hearing

Band 7 nurse is struck off for providing incorrect revalidation information

Lesley Pollero claimed she had a reflective discussion with her line manager

Bullying

Nurse's death by suicide should serve as warning to profession...

Toxic workplace and 'put up and shut up' culture still pervades the NHS

Substitution

Nurses should not be replaced by less qualified staff, says ICN

International Council of Nurses warns that use of under-qualified staff can affect patient...

Evidence and Practice

Oxygen

Improving the respiratory health of adults with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities are more likely to die from respiratory tract disease and...

Behaviour training

The experiences of people with learning disabilities in co-produced challenging...

This article is a co-authored account of the co-production process for the Who’s Challenging...

An event to promote mental health and well-being for people with a learning disability

An event to promote mental health and well-being for people with a learning disability

It is known that people with a learning disability can experience higher rates of mental...

An update on informed consent and the effect on the clinical practice of those working with people with a learning disability

An update on informed consent and the effect on the clinical practice of those working...

In people with learning disability who have capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005...

Fragile X syndrome

Syndromes: Fragile X syndrome

Series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute syndromes

Keratoconus in young people with learning disabilities: an ‘invisible’ problem

Keratoconus in young people with learning disabilities: an ‘invisible’ problem

Keratoconus is a potentially sight-threatening condition in which the cornea distorts and...

Features

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...

Opinion

Why train learning disability nurses to an advanced level if there are no jobs for them?

Advanced nurse practitioner training is a waste of public money if the skills cannot be put...

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Looking to the future for learning disability nurses

New standards on how people with learning disabilities are cared for in hospitals in England...

Book review: Medical Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and...

Senior occupational therapist Jo Ball reviews Medical Aspects of Autism and Asperger...

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

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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