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Dementia awareness and diagnosis: looking beyond the learning disability

How an Admiral nurse aims to empower individuals and help nurses identify early age dementia

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

Sabine Schwaebisch

It’s a real privilege to support a family at the end of their child’s life

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

Helen Laverty

‘Be brave, be fearless and always listen’

Helen Laverty is the leading light behind the Positive Choices conference

Examining successes over investigating failures is the way forward, says emeritus...

Ulster University's emeritus professor Roy McConkey thinks you can learn a great deal more from examining success than investigating failure, in this profession.

'Remaining focused on working together will move our profession forward'

As one of two learning disability consultant nurses in England, Joann Kiernan is keen to share resources to promote the provision of effective care.

Brian Evans

'I enjoy supporting people to develop and reach their full potential'

Clinical nurse specialist for learning disabilities Brian Evans is a strong advocate for people and is driven to ensure they have the best quality of life.

David Harling

Morrissey and why I became a learning disability nurse

David Harling was inspired by The Smiths to make something of his life. He chose a career in social care and nursing and he now shapes and leads national policy on learning disabilities.


60 seconds with learning disability consultant nurse Gwen Moulster

Recognise the importance of putting the person and their family at the heart of everything you do, says independent nurse consultant Gwen Moulster.

Stacey Atkinson

60 seconds with learning disability nursing lecturer Stacey Atkinson

Nurses need to be more vocal and shout from the rooftops about the good work they are doing, says Stacey Atkinson.

Jo Lay

My job: nursing lecturer and disability contact, Jo Lay

Jo Lay explains why a coffee with Alan Tyne, author of The principle of normalisation: a foundation for effective services, was a pivotal moment in her training.


Daniel Marsden: treasuring extra curricular activities and staying patient

Practice development nurse Daniel Marsden explains his the guiding principles and why his role in providing care is person centred

Nurse director Hazel Powell explains what inspires her

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board nurse director Hazel Powell answers questions...

‘I left the NHS to start a business’

Sally Shaw was a band 7 nurse seeking a new challenge, so she took the plunge and struck out...

My NHS trust's development programme gave me the leg-up I needed...

Just as Lola Kehinde was getting frustrated at a lack of opportunities, her employer started...

Sun, fun and nursing

Your nursing qualification is a passport to working anywhere, so why not consider a move...

I chaired a conference, lived to tell the tale, and learned some useful lessons

RCNi's Colin Parish reflects on chairing the inaugural Learning Disability Practice...

A voice for patients and staff

Staff governors can influence foundation trust policies, as community district nursing...