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RCN Library’s first post-COVID exhibition shows 100 years of learning disability care

From asylums to individualised care, exhibition provides insights into past practice

Almost half of last year’s new NMC registrants were trained overseas

NMC data has sparked concern over quick fixes and recruitment from red list countries

Nurse looks back and waves as she stands beside exit

We’re off: NMC reveals extent of exodus from register as many leavers blame pandemic

Find out reasons why nurses say they feel forced to turn their backs on their careers

Nurses ridicule idea of delaying retirement to plug gaps in care

Many nurses take to Nursing Standard’s Facebook page in response to NHS letter to retirees

Student loan interest rises: nurses told ‘Don’t panic’

Economist believes most nurses will not be affected – and explains why

Use International Nurses’ Day as time for reflection and self-care

Nurses are urged to think about their own health, and also use the day to celebrate nursing

Evidence and Practice

Role of Admiral Nurses in supporting people with learning disabilities and dementia

Role of Admiral Nurses in supporting people with learning disabilities and dementia

An exploration of the role of the Admiral Nurse in learning disability services

Applying the principles of trauma-informed care in intellectual disability services

Applying the principles of trauma-informed care in intellectual disability services

Outlining areas for future research and examples of trauma-informed care

Learning disabilities

Knowledge of social care staff about learning disability: 20 years on

There is an ongoing need for improved understanding of what a learning disability is

How one acute hospital responded to COVID-19 in people with  learning disabilities

How one acute hospital responded to COVID-19 in people with learning disabilities

Royal Liverpool University Hospital’s response to COVID in the learning disability population

Developing an end of life care pathway for people with learning disabilities through partnership working

Developing an end of life care pathway for people with learning disabilities

A look at partnership working between learning disability and palliative care services

Evaluating the written information about COVID-19 provided to people with learning disabilities

Evaluating written information about COVID provided to people with learning disabilities

Including people with learning disabilities when developing accessible information

Features

Girl looking out of window

Are children with learning disabilities getting enough mental health support?

Learning disability nurses need to highlight the mental health needs of young people

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

How you can help reduce appointment anxiety for people with learning disabilities

Ensuring reasonable adjustments are made can make the experience better for everyone

Apps, coaching and healthy food options at work: weight management support for nurses

Resources that can help you change how you think about food and lose weight while you sleep

Dysphagia: what learning disability nurses need to know

Swallowing difficulties are a common health risk but small changes can make a big difference

Opinion

Time to shake off the myth that talking therapies don’t work

People with learning disabilities can benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment

Have your say on the new Liberty Protection Safeguards Code of Practice

Nurses have until 7 July to contribute to the consultation on proposed changes in England

Students

What to expect from a placement with a district nursing team

Hone your leadership, communication and clinical skills while supporting patients at home

What are e-PADs and how can I get the most out of them on placement?

The pros and cons of electronic practice assessment documents, plus tips from fellow students

What to expect from a clinical placement in a prison: tips from a nursing student

How the reality of prison healthcare challenged my preconceived ideas

Careers

Macmillan nurses: find out about the wide range of NHS roles supported by the charity

It’s a huge force in UK cancer nursing, so could Macmillan have the right job for you?

What does the role of diabetes specialist nurse involve?

Qualifications you need and the pay to expect in this influential and autonomous role

What is a digital nurse specialist – and could it be your next role?

Implementing new technologies is about change management and prioritising patient safety

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