Analysis

Autism

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

Liam Barnes and Jenifer Hawkins

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

Whorlton Hall

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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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

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

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

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

How successful is NHS England’s Transforming Care programme?

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

Learning disability standards kept simple in bid to drive improvements

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

Concerns for the future of learning disability nursing as mortality report reveals...

With the number of people with learning disabilities rising, cases of poor care and figures...

Exclusive: The threats to safety faced by nurses who work alone

Nurses who work alone are subject to a multitude of dangers

More investment and focus needed to ease pressures on learning disability nursing...

In January, the House of Commons' health committee published its inquiry into the NHS...

Road block looms over bid to link pay to productivity

This latest article in our series on the 2018 pay negotiations looks at what is shaping up...

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