Emilia Clarke (centre) on set of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones star auctions a day on set for RCN charity

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke is offering one fan the chance to join her during filming in...

Healthcare assistant performing an ECG on a patient

Healthcare assistants increasingly being used as ‘nurses on the cheap’

Calling on HCAs to fill nurse staffing gaps is bad for patients – Unison

Summit urged on crisis in learning disability nursing

Top academics are calling for a summit on the staffing crisis in learning disability nursing

RCNi Nurse Awards logo

RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 – finalists

Awards will celebrate the best of nursing

Support pay deal

Unison urges nurses and support staff to accept three-year NHS pay deal

UK’s largest public service union endorses deal at this week’s health conference in Brighton

A lone nurse looking scared

Attacks on nurses increase as shortages create ‘hostile environment’

Research shows assaults have risen nearly 10%, with trusts facing financial difficulties...

Evidence and Practice

Facial communication

‘Just look at my face’: co-production of a positive behavioural support plan

Service-user involvement is important in learning disability services. Historically,...

Meal time mats

Use of mealtime advice mats in special schools for children with learning disabilities

Aim Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties can have serious outcomes for children and...

Welfare services

International and interprofessional experiences on welfare services for people with...

International student exchange is an opportunity to discover and learn from practice in...

Speech therapy

Interprofessional working between intellectual disability nurses and speech and...

Communicating effectively, interprofessionally and with adults with intellectual...

Cornelia de Lange

Syndromes: Cornelia de Lange syndrome

First in a series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute syndromes


Martial arts, disruptive innovation and the future of physical interventions in...

Physical intervention techniques must continue to be refined and developed to ensure they...



‘Our nurse has been an amazing advocate for our non-verbal child’

Louise McCay explains how learning disability community nurse Lisa Harris helped her son...

Revalidation video

Watch our animated guide to revalidation

Our short film explains the revalidation process

Continuous development

Revalidation process gives specialists a chance to shine

As the first tranche of staff renew registration this month, cancer nurses explain why a new...

Patient feedback

How nurses are preparing for the revalidation process

Five nurses from across the UK discuss their plans for renewing their registration,...

Reflective writing

An introduction to revalidation

Why revalidation, why now?

Reflective writing

How Bupa created an infrastructure to support revalidation

Paul Edwards and colleagues explain how Bupa created an infrastructure for nurse leaders to...


Charities to launch initiative ahead of World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day

The Neuro Foundation and sister charities set to launch 'light up' campaigns to raise...

Observing nursing practice on placement in Romania

When nursing students Eve Buckley, Nicole Sparham and Shelby Small did their elective...

Preparing for a new model of care in the community

Calderstones Hospital turned things round after a damning report in 2013 but now it is...

Nicky Lyall

Person-centred care for clients at the end of life

A team of learning disability nurses has created an end of life care package for clients...

EXCLUSIVE: Future strategies for behaviour that challenges

A one-day event, organised by the Prison Reform Trust, University of Leeds, NHS Improvement...


How 'seeing the person not the disability' can make a difference for all...

Melanie Davies has been busy – after changing the game in learning disability practice at...



Exhibition review: You’d Hear Them Jingle in Clitheroe

David O’Driscoll reviews an exhibition on the history of two long-stay hospitals for people...


Shame and its role in the lives of people with learning disabilities

A reluctance to address feelings of shame may hinder our understanding of what is important...

Richard Handley

Specialist training is essential to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities

Mencap’s Treat Me Well campaign aimed at healthcare professionals follows NHS failings more...


What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to...


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...


Tapping into the wisdom of learning disabilities nurses

The RCN wants all acute hospitals to have 24-hour access to a learning disabilities liaison...

Helen Laverty

‘Be brave, be fearless and always listen’

Helen Laverty is the leading light behind the Positive Choices conference

Tyler Payne

No career teething problems for Tyler

Tyler Payne – winner of the nursing student award at the 2017 RCN Wales Nurse of the Year –...

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