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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

Engage with families to promote physical activity for people with autism

Parents' own attitudes, beliefs and engagement in exercise are critical, study finds

Training school nurses in pain assessment benefits students with learning disabilities

Time and caseload reported as barriers to implementing change

Gaps and disparities in access to reasonable adjustments persist

Learning disability nurses can contribute to the broader equality agenda

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

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

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

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

More evidence needed on mental health treatments for people with severe learning...

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Specialist nursing input improves hospital care for children with learning disabilities

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Supporting people with learning disabilities to find work can promote better health

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