About us

Learning Disability Practice is a unique digital resource that keeps nurses and health professionals up to date with the latest developments, best practice and research in caring for people with learning, or intellectual, disabilities.

The journal is available as a digital edition and includes unlimited access to our website.

We publish original researchupdates in policy or in practice guidelines, descriptions of practice innovation, literature reviews, case studies and opinion articles.

We also publish continuing professional development articles to enhance your skills and build your evidence for revalidation.Learning Disability Practice

If you have an idea for an article or how to develop the journal, the editorial team wants to hear from you. We have a particular focus on the following areas:

  • Autism
  • Improving communication
  • Physical healthcare
  • Independent living
  • Behaviour that challenges/positive behaviour support
  • Person-centred care

Learning Disability Practice is indexed on BNI.

Subscribe to Learning Disability Practice

From as little as £7.30 a month, a subscription to Learning Disability Practice gives you unlimited access to these valuable resources:

  • Digital edition – your bi-monthly journal, delivered to you in an easily-accessible, environmentally-friendly and engaging format
  • Personalised website and e-newsletters – we highlight articles of interest to you based on what you’ve read before on the Learning Disability Practice website. This also informs the content you receive in your daily e-newsletters, ensuring you get more of what’s relevant to you
  • Online archive and ten extra articles a month – access our archive of peer-reviewed articles. You can even access up to ten articles each month from any other RCNi journal
  • RCNi Portfolio – get a clear overview of your revalidation progress at a glance, with interactive quizzes to help you quickly build your CPD hours
  • Continuous online publishing – peer-reviewed articles are available online first, giving you faster access to new content

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Organisations can also subscribe to Learning Disability Practice on behalf of their nurses or students.

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About RCNi

Learning Disability Practice is published by RCNi, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal College of Nursing.

RCNi produce a comprehensive range of online nursing resources including RCNi Learning and RCNi Portfolio. We also host the annual RCNi Nurse Awards, the largest UK-wide award ceremony to celebrate and honour the often unsung stars within our nursing profession.

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Personal subscriptions start from £7.30 a month. Click here to subscribe now or for personal subscriptions enquiries, please email: customerservice@rcni.com

Institutional subscriptions from £523 a year. Click here to find out more or get a quote for your organisation.

Open access

RCNi journals offer open access publishing. To find out more see our open access information.

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Are you interested in writing for Learning Disability Practice? To find out more about submissions please see our author guidelines.

At RCNi we have lots of information available to help you successfully write for publication. Please see our Write for us section, which details the many ways you can share your experience and knowledge to the benefit of our nursing community.


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