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Picture of Jim Blair, a learning disability nurse consultant, and Lauretta Ofulue, a learning disability nurse now training to be a specialist community public health nurse, who feature in the latest Nursing Standard podcast

What all nurses have to gain from learning disabilities training

Our podcast looks at what's behind mandatory training, plus strategies from specialist nurses

Orthopaedic nurse Ewa Syczuk receives the booster vaccination for COVID-19

Staff COVID-19 booster vaccination programme: what you need to know

Nurse in Wales becomes one of the first people in the UK to receive a booster vaccine

RCN announces results of its consultative ballot on NHS pay award in England and Wales

We say NHS pay award is unacceptable – verdict of clear majority voting in RCN ballot

Union weighs options as it urges ministers to ‘do the right thing’ for staff on AfC contracts

NMC frauds: the 11 bogus registrants whose cases tricked the nursing regulator

Regulator moves against sham nurses, after one was able to practise for two decades

Your guide to RCN congress 2021

All you need to know about this year’s amended programme, educational events and lectures

Last chance to have your say on proposed 3% pay award

RCN members in England and Wales have until 13 September to cast their vote

Evidence and Practice

Using cultural safety to enhance nursing care for people with a learning disability

Using cultural safety to enhance nursing care for people with a learning disability

Cultural safety and how it can help nurses care for people with a learning disability

Positive support

Positive behaviour support training: developing skills in community services

A refresher on the main elements of PBS used to support people with learning disabilities

How to give an intramuscular injection to an adult with an intellectual disability

How to give an intramuscular injection to an adult with an intellectual disability

This article aims to enhance intellectual disability nurses’ knowledge of this procedure

Exploring the effects of having an autistic sibling on typically developing young people

Exploring the effects of having an autistic sibling on typically developing young people

Autistic siblings can have positive and negative effects on typically developing young people

COVID-19: intellectual disability nurses and the role of networking during a pandemic

COVID-19: intellectual disability nurses and the role of networking during a pandemic

Understanding the networking role of the registered nurse in intellectual disability

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COVID-19: experiences and contributions of learning disability nurses during the first wave of the pandemic

COVID-19: experiences and contributions of learning disability nurses during the first...

Developing ideas to provide high-quality care for service users during COVID-19

Features

Sexual exploitation of children: how to raise concerns

NSPCC warns of a rise in cases of child exploitation during the pandemic

Talking about death: how to help people with learning disabilities make sense of loss

Nurses can offer valuable support through the grieving process

A day in the life: nursing at a special school for pupils with learning disabilities

Anxious children, COVID-19 scares and hospital admissions all in a day’s challenges

How nurses can support and improve the mouth care of people with learning disabilities

Service users often struggle to access suitable dental care

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

How to encourage and act on feedback from people with learning disabilities

Learning disability nurses and campaigners offer advice to improve care

Opinion

Non-verbal communication: why it’s important to show service users that you’re listening

Being held, heard and shown you matter is key for treating vulnerable patients

Agenda for Change: what nurses need to know as they consider the latest pay offer

The system aims to offer transparent pay and conditions – but is it still fit for purpose?

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Setting the standards for community learning disability nurses

New voluntary standards set out clear idea of skills and knowledge senior nurses need

Students

Safeguarding demystified: a beginner’s guide

It’s an issue fundamental to nursing care, but do you know what’s expected of you?

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

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Fancy a new job? Come to our careers fair and you might even go home with an offer

Explore your options and meet a variety of nurse employers keen to recruit

Becoming an advanced clinical practitioner: what you need to know

From the four pillars to credentialing, what it takes to achieve advanced practice

Don’t let NMC’s blueprint for community care pass by without specialist nursing input

QNI sees flaws in regulator’s plan and urges nurses to respond to its consultation

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