Learning Disability Practice
Response prompted by 2019’s critical Learning Disabilities Mortality Review
Rights group highlights missed NHS targets on Transforming Care
NHS staff in Northern Ireland secure promises on pay parity and nurse numbers
Fellow healthcare leaders praise Fiona McQueen for her contribution to nursing
New model forms part of range celebrating women who have broken boundaries
It had recommended nurse director Helen Lockett be struck off, but FtP panel was more lenient
Why you should read this article • To understand how people with a learning disability may...
People’s experiences can be improved by ensuring a smooth transition to inpatient care
Evaluating a functional assessment for people with an LD and behaviour that challenges
This article describes a group intervention that took place primarily in a healthcare setting
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Some children and young people with a learning disability also present with behaviour that...
Learning disability nurses might be asked to help a service user looking for love and companionship to apply to a dating agency
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
A test of language skills has helped breakdown potential barriers for healthcare staff
Government announces £1.4 million scheme in England thanks to campaign by one brave mother
Ignorance could damage our children, says Wendy Johnson
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.
Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role
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