Learning Disability Practice
Andrea Sutcliffe says they display a high level of knowledge, skills and competence
Failure to expand fields’ student cohorts at odds with government’s NHS vision, says RCN
Campaigners say £1.4m package for England is ‘first step in addressing care inequalities’
Testing by healthcare staff informed the design of their ‘fit, cushioning and traction’
Parties must clarify use of actors if the audience could be ‘misled’ by their appearance
Jean Higgins ran an early nurse recruitment agency set up for the benefit of the NHS
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Exploring the evidence base for mindfulness-based interventions for people with LDs
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The benefits of a communication forum specifically in support of community reintegration
Event attracted practitioners and people with learning disabilities and their families
How nurses can help people with learning disabilities who are at risk of forced marriage
Irene Tuffrey-Wijne advocates service-user involvement in decisions that affect them
RCNi Nurse Awards student winners spread the word about their Makaton language resource
Team has reduced hospital stays and introduced 'champions' network and training
Families explain how they feel there can be a lack of health and social care support
Learning disability nurses have disappeared from the register at an alarming rate
An experience with a violent patient taught Hazel Molyneux why forming a rapport is vital
People with learning disabilities can feel a sense of connection by going to football matches, especially at clubs that welcome them creatively
Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to hospital, and one nursing student is creating a toolkit that will include tips from specialists and signposting to additional support
Reminding a service user with learning disabilities how much her behaviour had improved helped nursing student Bradley Squirrell successfully de-escalate a violent situation
Mental health nursing student Kirsty Killiard implemented a system for monitoring the use of ‘as required’ medication for patients on a forensic learning disability ward, earning her a place as a finalist in the RCNi Nurse Awards.
After witnessing their son’s care, a couple have decided to become learning disability nurses
Award-winning Penelope Clark moved her family 800 miles to take up a post as the only community liaison nurse for learning disabilities and autism on the remote Shetland Islands
Sabine Schwaebisch on her role as as a band 6 care team nurse in palliative care at Helen House Children’s Hospice, Oxford, where 95% of children have a learning disability