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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

Call for night shift nurses to be part of type 2 diabetes study

Researchers aim to develop intervention to improve health of workers living with the disease

NHS pay award: will nurses in England vote for industrial action?

RCN ballot opens next month and the results will inform next steps in pay dispute

NHS pay: industrial action one step closer as union enters dispute process

Nurses angry at ministers’ imposition of ‘insulting’ 3% pay rise in Wales, claims RCN

Nurses’ determination praised, but senior leaders urge staff to look after well-being

Letter of support acknowledges ongoing pressures as difficult winter approaches

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Essay mills to be banned: crackdown announced on ‘completely unethical’ online services

Impact of market for ready-written nursing essays has been worrying universities

Evidence and Practice

Understanding and managing trauma in people with severe and profound learning disabilities

Understanding trauma in people with severe and profound learning disabilities

Strategies you can use to support service users who may have experienced trauma

Adapting the Solihull Approach for staff caring for adults with learning disabilities

Enhancing practitioners’ understanding of service users’ behaviours that challenge

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

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

Join us for Learning Disability Nursing: the Next Chapter

Register to hear leading figures on the future of the profession at our webinar on 3 November

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?

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

Careers

Becoming a nurse prescriber: how it could take your career in unexpected directions

Find out what you need to do to be qualified to practise as a non-medical prescriber

What are transferable skills and how can I use them to get my next nursing role?

Learn to identify and develop the skills you use day-to-day that can open up career options

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