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Campaign aims to make learning disability nursing a more appealing career option

Ageing workforce and some universities scaling down courses seen as contributory factors in recruitment and retention  
Paul Vaughan

Ageing workforce and some universities scaling down courses seen as contributory factors in recruitment and retention

Paul Vaughan: ‘We are at a critical phase in learning disability nursing’ Picture: Tim George

How to change perceptions of learning disability nursing, update its image and encourage more people to see it as an attractive career option.

That was the theme of a one-day event held in Birmingham last month and organised by NHS England as part of the Nursing Now England campaign.

Critical phase in learning disability nursing

NHS England director of nursing transformation Paul Vaughan described the situation facing the field of practice as in a ‘critical phase’ with some universities scaling down their courses, an ageing workforce and an ongoing crisis in recruitment and retention.

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