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COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for learning disability nurses

People with learning disabilities and autism may need help to understand the virus and effects on everyday life

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COVID-19: the steps to take when your shift ends to stay safe at home

Online sources list rigorous steps to take– but what do the experts say?

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COVID-19: nurses say they are not getting adequate PPE

A survey by Nursing Standard finds front-line staff fear for their lives

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COVID-19: a guide to the big issues for nurses

Frequently asked questions on issues such as self-isolation, sick pay and redeployment

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COVID-19 emergency register for nurses: how it will work in practice

UPDATED Final-year nursing students and ex-registrants to be deployed to boost the workforce

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COVID-19: diary of a nurse in self-isolation

A nurse lecturer’s personal account of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on her family

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Learning disability nurses are key to improving care, finds NIHR report

A review by the National Institute for Health Research outlines ways to improve health and social care for people with learning disabilities

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Cause for optimism on a learning disability nursing ‘reset’ in 2020

After a mixed 2019, what can the sector look forward to this year?

Abbie Rix (left), nursing associate trainee at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, with patient experience group member Kevin Preen Picture: Barney Newman

Are nursing associates a benefit to the learning disability sector?

HEE’s £2 million recruitment drive will include 150 places for the recently created role

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Autism Act revamp on the way in England

Heralded as a sea change in support and treatment the Autism Act 2009 is to be updated

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In Laura’s name: the charity that aims to prevent suicide among nurses

The Laura Hyde Foundation campaigns for better mental health support for healthcare staff

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NHS must persuade nurses to return to practice – and get better at keeping staff too

Strategies to lure lapsed registrants back need to be matched by changes in the workplace

Five days that rocked the learning disability care sector

Why the care of people with learning disabilities and autism is in need of urgent improvement
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RCN congress 2019: your quick guide to what’s on the agenda

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

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

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

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