Learning Disability Practice
Focus on the importance of healthy bowels for people with learning disabilities and autism
Failure to expand fields’ student cohorts at odds with government’s NHS vision, says RCN
Newly-elected Conservatives urged to tackle nursing shortages and release funds for students
NHS staff can claim two trips or meals worth up to £10 each
Study in England reveals 21 systems that fail to share information effectively
International Council of Nurses reveals how it will promote the profession
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Exploring the evidence base for mindfulness-based interventions for people with LDs
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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
Families explain how they feel there can be a lack of health and social care support
Government announces £1.4 million scheme in England thanks to campaign by one brave mother
Ignorance could damage our children, says Wendy Johnson
Learning disability nurses have disappeared from the register at an alarming rate
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.
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
Sabine Schwaebisch on her role as as a band 6 care team nurse in palliative care at Helen House Children’s Hospice, Oxford, where 95% of children have a learning disability