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University Twitter campaign aims to make nursing more appealing to men

Glasgow Caledonian University wants to redress gender imbalance among nursing students

Negligence claim form

Warning over negligence claims as NHS waiting lists grow

Longer waits for treatment may cause patients harm, says National Audit Office

Fitness to Practise support

NMC responds to criticism over lack of support in fitness to practise cases

New measures will include mental health support and option of legal assistance

Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones star launches brain injury charity to improve care for young adults

Emilia Clarke also reveals that she survived two brain haemorrhages

Assisted dying

Royal College of Physicians adopts same position as the RCN on assisted dying

Following poll of doctors, college drops opposition in favour of neutral stance on the issue

Return to work

Return to practice: proposals aim to make process easier and faster

NMC plans include taking a competency test rather than a course

Evidence and Practice

Service provision in Scotland for people with an intellectual disability and dementia: adherence to good practice guidelines

Service provision in Scotland for people with an intellectual disability and dementia:...

Aim Good practice guidelines aim to promote equity and quality in service provision to...

‘Sweet dreams’: an evidence-based approach to effective sleep hygiene maintenance for people with an intellectual disability

‘Sweet dreams’: an evidence-based approach to effective sleep hygiene maintenance for...

Sleep is an essential activity of daily living that is often overlooked in approaches to...

Syndromes: Tuberous sclerosis

Our series about conditions that constitute a syndrome looks at tuberous sclerosis

Insertion and care of nasogastric tubes in adults with intellectual disabilities

Insertion and care of nasogastric tubes in adults with intellectual disabilities

Many adults with intellectual disabilities require nutritional support as feeding problems...

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being...

Aim To evaluate the effect of a 12-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course...

Cleft lip

Syndromes: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

A series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute a syndrome

Features

Low House

Person-centred support for men with learning disabilities who have a forensic history

A look at what it takes for a care home to gain outstanding status from the Care Quality...

A century of learning disability nursing

What can we learn from 100 years of learning disability nursing and should we celebrate?

Asthma clinic empowers people with a learning disability

A nurse-led chest clinic is helping respiratory patients learn to manage their conditions

Meet the autism pioneer with the drive to find out more

Janet Snell talks to a philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose work was inspired by her...

Ask-Listen-Do

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

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

A digitally inclusive era

The Tech4Good awards celebrate apps designed for people with learning disabilities

Opinion

Free

Have your say on proposals for mandatory learning disability and autism staff training

A consultation offers a chance to affect the experience of people with learning disabilities

Planet Rachael: When lack of knowledge leads to exclusion from mental health support

Wendy Johnson describes the frustration of trying to obtain mental health support

Free

Look back, but look forward

With 100 years of learning disability nursing behind us, what is next?

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...

We saw first-hand how learning disability nurses helped our son

After witnessing their son’s care, a couple have decided to become learning disability nurses

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...

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