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Alison Leary

The nurses and midwives named in the Queen’s Birthday honours 2019

Leaders in clinical care, research, education and nursing management among those recognised

Nurse talking to patient with a learning disability

Learning disability is an 'equal and valuable' branch of nursing, says report

Report calls for more recognition and education provision for learning disability nurses

LeDeR report highlights care crisis and need for learning disability nursing investment

Report reveals learning disabilities and Down’s syndrome still being given as cause of death

The Shiners at the Positive Choices conference

Learning disability nursing delegates attempt world record at Positive Choices

Hundreds take part in world record sign language bid at conference

England’s chief nurse says she is committed to improving learning disability care

CNO Ruth May vows to improve lives of people with learning disability and their nurses

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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Whorlton Hall

Five days that rocked the learning disability nursing care sector

Why the care of people with learning disabilities and autism is in need of urgent improvement

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Congress Audience

RCN congress 2019: your quick guide to what’s on the agenda

Nurses’ pay, staffing levels, clinical issues and bullying to be discussed

nurse looks stressed and tired

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

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

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

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

Hearing voices

Hearing voices group for people with learning disabilities piloted and evaluated

Global mental health service-user movement suggests links to past trauma

Independent living

How deinstitutionalisation of adults with learning disabilities affects quality of life

Movement to community settings associated with improved sense of independent decision-making

Cerebral palsy

Developing resilience and self-efficacy in parents of children with complex health needs

The effectiveness of an intervention to engage parents in guided support with nurses

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

Journal scan

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...

Two people talking in a training session

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

Start a career with the Cambian Group today

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