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Trainee nurses

£2m investment is set to boost learning disability nursing workforce

Health Education England will fund apprenticeships for 230 new specialist nurses

LD nurses

Learning disability nurses honoured with England’s chief nursing officer awards

Nurses ‘humbled’ to receive gold and silver awards in recognition of their services

Nurse filling in a staffing rota

Unpaid overtime and reliance on agency nurses in Wales must stop, RCN says

College briefs government with aim of informing its forthcoming workforce strategy

Overseas nurses

NMC revalidation data highlights diversity among NHS nurses and midwives

More than one third of nurses in the care home sector were trained outside the UK

Candidates for UK prime minister Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson

What do you want the new prime minister to do for nurses?

We need your views on what actions they should take to benefit the profession

Hand holds phone showing video of singing nurse Beth Porch at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Singing children’s nurse moves viewers to tears in Great Ormond Street video

Patient's mother praises nurse Beth Porch as hundreds respond to moving clip on Twitter

Evidence and Practice

Management of indwelling urinary catheters for people with learning disabilities

Management of indwelling urinary catheters for people with learning disabilities

Care should be person-centred, holistic and underpinned by current evidence-based practice

Syndromes: Sanfilippo syndrome

A look at this progressive and rare congenital lysosomal disorder

PEG

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding: clinical knowledge and skills for LD nurses

The knowledge and skills required to manage patients with a PEG tube safely and effectively

Emotion recognition and processing style in children with an intellectual disability

Emotion recognition and processing style in children with an intellectual disability

Processing style may affect emotion recognition differently in children and adults

Caring for people with learning disabilities: the attitudes and perceptions of general nurses

Attitudes and perceptions of general nurses caring for people with learning disabilities

Literature review examining general nurses' caring for people with learning disabilities

Positive behaviour support standards audit in an assessment and treatment unit for people with an intellectual disability

Positive behaviour support standards audit of people with an intellectual disability

This article describes how PBS standards were audited in an assessment and treatment unit

Features

Alice Waddington, Emily Hesketh and Eve Kavanagh

Ensuring everyone has a voice: a communication tool for non-verbal patients

RCNi Nurse Awards student winners spread the word about their Makaton language resource

Learning disabilities team transforms hospital experience and culture of care

Team has reduced hospital stays and introduced 'champions' network and training...

Don't forget about us, say parents of children with learning disabilities

Families explain how they feel there can be a lack of health and social care support

Paula McGowan

Oliver McGowan: mother wants compulsory LD training to be her son's legacy

Paula McGowan led campaign call at Positive Choices 2019 conference

Coach’s support helps hold down a job

A scheme gives coaching to people with a learning disability until they settle into a new job

Low House

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

What it takes for a care home to gain outstanding status from the Care Quality Commission

Opinion

Learning disabilities

Planet Rachael: Time to debunk assumptions about learning disability and sexual health

Healthcare professionals should provide good quality care for all servicer users

job coaches for adults with disabilities

Job Coaches for Adults with Disabilities: A Practical Guide

Nicky Genders looks at a book focusing on the role of a job coach for people with LD

Austerity’s shameful effects on people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities being adversely affected by austerity is a source of shame

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

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

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...

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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