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Isolation and restraint

Restraint and isolation: what lessons have been learned since Winterbourne View?

Guidance says the use of restraint should only be used as a last resort

Counselling

Create robust post-trauma and mental health support for staff, report advises

Health Education England commission recommends 33 improvements

woman lags behind men in race

Gender pay gap: male nurses disproportionately represented in profession’s top jobs

Men reach higher Agenda for Change pay grades faster than women – London South Bank study

Helen Whyley

Helen Whyley takes up permanent post as RCN Wales director

New head says she is proud to lead the team that supports and advocates for nurses

RCN HQ

Nurses meet to start planning campaign for a safe staffing law

RCN members in England begin latest move to lobby government over nurse numbers

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Yvonne Coghill receiving CBE

Celebrate your work and others who have helped you at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019

Chair of judges Yvonne Coghill says her recent CBE ‘belongs to a lot of people’

Evidence and Practice

Inhaler and nebuliser technique for people with a learning disability

Inhaler and nebuliser technique for people with a learning disability

Healthcare professionals who support people who require an inhaler or nebuliser need to know...

Consanguinity

Consanguinity and the links to learning disabilities: the issues and pressures

Consanguinity is defined as the result of a sexual reproduction of two related individuals,...

Drug-induced dysphagia and the high-risk effect on people with intellectual disabilities

Drug-induced dysphagia and the high-risk effect on people with intellectual disabilities

Research indicates that aspirate pneumonia as a result of dysphagia can be one of the...

Developing strategic health facilitators to increase the uptake of annual learning disability health checks

Developing strategic health facilitators to increase the uptake of annual learning...

People who have a learning disability have increased health risks compared to the general...

Syndromes: Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)

A series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute syndromes

Helping young people who have learning disabilities and their families to plan end of life care: the ADVANCE toolkit

Helping young people who have learning disabilities and their families to plan end of...

Young people who have learning disabilities commonly have many complex and severe life-...

Features

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

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Look back, but look forward

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

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Jim Blair

General hospitals need to be more welcoming for people who have learning disabilities

The notion that hospitals are unfavourable for service users was echoed by many nurses...

Passing the baton to the next generation of learning disability nurses

Thirty six years on and with change round every corner, what can the new cohort of nurses...

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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