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Personalised end of life care for people with learning disabilities is the gold standard

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne advocates service-user involvement in decisions that affect them

Alice Waddington, Emily Hesketh and Eve Kavanagh

Ensuring everyone has a voice: a communication tool for non-verbal patients

RCNi Nurse Awards student winners spread the word about their Makaton language resource

Learning disabilities team transforms hospital experience and culture of care

Team has reduced hospital stays and introduced 'champions' network and training

Don't forget about us, say parents of children with learning disabilities

Families explain how they feel there can be a lack of health and social care support

Paula McGowan

Oliver McGowan: mother wants compulsory LD training to be her son's legacy

Paula McGowan led campaign call at Positive Choices 2019 conference

Coach’s support helps hold down a job

A scheme gives coaching to people with a learning disability until they settle into a new job

Low House

Person-centred support for men with learning disabilities who have a forensic history

What it takes for a care home to gain outstanding status from the Care Quality Commission

A century of learning disability nursing

What can we learn from 100 years of learning disability nursing and should we celebrate?

Asthma clinic empowers people with a learning disability

A nurse-led chest clinic is helping respiratory patients learn to manage their conditions

Meet the autism pioneer with the drive to find out more

Janet Snell talks to a philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose work was inspired by her struggle to find adequate care for her son

Ask-Listen-Do

‘Ask Listen Do’ project aims to make things better for people with learning disabiities...

How a collaborative enterprise was set up for carers to raise concerns about support services

A digitally inclusive era

The Tech4Good awards celebrate apps designed for people with learning disabilities

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Biometrics and autism: wristband technology could transform service-users’ lives

Leading charity Autism Together has set up the UK’s first trial of wristbands measuring...

Getting staffing right is the aim of new NHS Improvement guidance but will it work?

How far will a new resource, designed for NHS commissioners and providers, go in helping to...

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