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Why I became a learning disability nurse – and why it is still so inspiring to me

Five nurses explain how they chose the specialty and what they love most about their role

Nurse well-being: practical support for your own and colleagues’ mental health

Advice and help as workplace pressures and the cost-of-living crisis hit home

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Specialist nurse team’s sleep project helps children with severe learning disabilities

Nurses trained as sleep counsellors and ran online workshops to support families and carers

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Are children with learning disabilities getting enough mental health support?

Learning disability nurses need to highlight the mental health needs of young people

What inspired me to become a nurse – and why I choose to stay

Nurses reflect on their route into the profession and what keeps them motivated

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

How you can help reduce appointment anxiety for people with learning disabilities

Ensuring reasonable adjustments are made can make the experience better for everyone

Apps, coaching and healthy food options at work: weight management support for nurses

Resources that can help you change how you think about food and lose weight while you sleep

Dysphagia: what learning disability nurses need to know

Swallowing difficulties are a common health risk but small changes can make a big difference

Placements: how students can prepare, survive and thrive

Lecturer Sam Humphrey sets out a strategy for learning disability students

Vaccine hesitancy: how a bespoke pathway helps people with learning disabilities

Learning disability nurse Rebecca Crossley’s vaccine clinic adapts to each individual

How to increase health check uptake for people with learning disabilities

A nurse-led team improved health outcomes for service users during COVID-19

Learning disabilities: how nurses can tackle taboos about sexual relationships

If supported, adults with a learning disability can have happy and safe sexual relationships

Sexual exploitation of children: how to raise concerns

NSPCC warns of a rise in cases of child exploitation during the pandemic

Talking about death: how to help people with learning disabilities make sense of loss

Nurses can offer valuable support through the grieving process

A day in the life: nursing at a special school for pupils with learning disabilities

Anxious children, COVID-19 scares and hospital admissions all in a day’s challenges

How nurses can support and improve the mouth care of people with learning disabilities

Service users often struggle to access suitable dental care

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