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Protected learning time

Nurses need protected time for training in learning disabilities and autism, says NMC

NMC issues response to ongoing government consultation on mandatory training

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RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: find out who is in the finals

We reveal this year’s shortlist of fabulous nurses, healthcare assistants and teams

Dame Donna Kinnair

Dame Donna Kinnair is named RCN general secretary

College appoints its acting head following months of ‘sterling leadership’

Emilia Clarke

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke named one of 100 most influential people in the world

Time magazine included the Game of Thrones star and nurse champion in its yearly list

Ruth May opens Birch Centre

Workforce is priority, says England’s chief nurse after 100 days in post

Ruth May was speaking at launch of new children’s mental health centre

Safe staffing

Wards in England are still failing to achieve safe staffing levels, new report warns

Workforce study says policies introduced since Mid-Staffs Inquiry have lost momentum

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Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

Isolation and restraint

Restraint and isolation: what lessons have been learned since Winterbourne View?

Guidance says the use of restraint should only be used as a last resort

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Changing role for Ireland’s intellectual disability nurses

New report highlights importance of leadership in implementing change and improving outcomes

Life chances

Health inequalities: people who have learning disabilities are the most vulnerable

An NHS England-commissioned report urges a fair society to improve service users’ lives

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

Clinical update

New NICE guideline on decision-making for those who lack capacity

NICE guideline helps healthcare staff apply the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Improving diagnosis, care and support for ADHD

NICE guidance aims to improve recognition, diagnosis, quality of care and support for ADHD

Dignity in healthcare for people with learning disabilities

The RCN’s latest edition of its guidance Dignity in Health Care for People with Learning...

Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people

Your essential guide to harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people and how to...

Policy briefing

Identifying the needs of older people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities are living longer but will have specific health needs

Homes and services for people with learning disabilities should be close to their...

Local councils and health bodies need to work together to make community support near loved...

Research news

An exploration of staff attitudes to discontinuing use of antipsychotic medication

Study shows anxieties of care staff need to be addressed when cutting such medications

People with learning disabilities could benefit from mindfulness sessions

Study shows that a mindfulness group boosted confidence, self-control and compassion

How austerity has eroded learning disability services

Years of austerity has affected the quality of care for people with learning disabilities

Engage with families to promote physical activity for people with autism

Parents' own attitudes, beliefs and engagement in exercise are critical, study finds

Training school nurses in pain assessment benefits students with learning disabilities

Time and caseload reported as barriers to implementing change

Gaps and disparities in access to reasonable adjustments persist

Learning disability nurses can contribute to the broader equality agenda

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Isolation and loneliness

Scottish survey reveals the scale of social isolation and loneliness

More than 70% of young adults with learning disabilities reported feeling lonely ‘a lot of...

Inequalities

Long-term conditions management

Systematic review finds that people with learning disabilities were less likely to access...

Criminal

Secure settings: what makes for a good outcome when people move on from inpatient...

Study finds need to establish specialist forensic support teams to ensure best possible...

Blood plasma test could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism

A pioneering test has revealed a link between autism and damage to proteins in blood plasma...

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Study raises questions about clinical outcomes associated with positive behaviour...

Of services where staff underwent training only 30% produced positive behaviour support...

Close up of someone preparing to take a pill with a glass of water

Psychotropic medication often given in the absence of multidisciplinary assessments

Research raises concerns about a lack of guidelines and review of prescriptions

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Amor Palada

Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

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Daniel Gooding

Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide...

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Baroness Mary Watkins

Nursing Standard podcast: Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for...

Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary...

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

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'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' leading academic tells the Nursing...

A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells...

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Deborah Rowberry

Nursing Standard podcast: Foundation years for nursing students

Universities may need to use foundation years to ensure students can meet new registration...

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Luke Pybus

Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the...

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Sian Thomas

Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016...

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Sponsored: Find your most extraordinary RMN job with Priory

Most nurses enter the profession to make a real difference to people’s lives, and our...

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The Cambian Group: Nursing you can truly believe in

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