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Learning disability nurses

Government plans to close all learning disability institutions in England causes dismay

RCN learning disability forum chair says proposals are ‘far too simplistic’

Study aims to tell ‘real story of nursing’

Research will cover gender, working conditions and what attracts people to nursing

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RCN council elections: college announces winning candidates

Twelve positions around the UK were contested

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‘We’ll get this’ – trust’s promise to EU nurses facing a bill after Brexit

What Oxford University Hospitals is prepared to do to keep its EU staff

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Doctors’ use of phrase ‘acting down’ offends nurses

Medical staff in survey were describing when they undertook nursing tasks

Ruth May

Ruth May is named chief nursing officer for England

She will take her place on the newly formed NHS Executive Group

Analysis

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

Community care

How successful is NHS England’s Transforming Care programme?

An update on NHS England’s overhaul of care for people with learning disabilities

Changing role for Ireland’s intellectual disability nurses

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

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

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

Learning disability standards kept simple in bid to drive improvements

NHS Improvement unveils a simple guide to improve learning disability care standards

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

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

Community care

Review finds unique relational skills are at the core of learning disability nursing

Australian researchers advocate person-centred care between nurses and service users

Weight Watchers

Inclusive mainstream approaches to weight management benefits some service users

Small-scale study focuses on community-based healthy eating groups

Prescribing

GPs unsure about some aspects of antipsychotropic medicines management

Study suggests general practitioners liaise with learning disability nurses when prescribing

Reasonable adjustments

Study finds shortfall in reasonable adjustments across CCGs and NHS trusts in England

Research suggests people with learning disabilities remain invisible in some NHS services

Quality of life

Making sense of health-related quality of life in people with Down’s syndrome

Survey of almost 200 families identifies major social factors affecting daily life

Retention and recruitment

Recruitment and retention: staff survey reveals insights into crisis facing services

Study shows co-production and delivering person-centred care are good for staff too

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

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

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

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