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Why learning disability nurses have a vital role in helping to rebuild lives

As we move out of the pandemic, support and care networks and services need strengthening

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Losing staff

Learning disability nursing: why can’t we do more to recruit more?

NHS figures show numbers of nurses in England have fallen by more than 30% in the past decade

Nothing will change until service users’ health needs are met

Despite the LeDeR continually highlighting health inequalities demonstrable change is slow

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Looking for inspiration? Why not take part in our free webinar

Innovation is the subject of the Learning Disability Practice webinar on 3 November

Women’s Health Strategy: where are the women with learning disabilities?

Attempt to bridge gender health divide is a missed opportunity

How you can help shape and develop guidance supporting the Down Syndrome Act 2022

Under the new act healthcare providers must meet specific needs and nurses’ input is key

Expert advice

Use of restrictive practices: the ethical, legal and practical issues

Practical advice on delivering safe and humane interventions

Post-incident debriefing: how to demonstrate your professionalism and empathy

Tips on adapting your communication to send the right signals, and why reassurance is key

Caring for people with learning disabilities: a guide for primary care nurses

New RCN guidance addresses health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities

I received a parking fine while on duty – should I appeal?

Our helpful guide to dealing with penalty charges for work-related stops

Hot, healthy food at work: what the new NHS standards will mean for you

England’s trusts are to be held to higher standards of catering and food options

Moral injury: what to do if are affected by it, and how to reduce the risk

Being forced to make decisions that go against your morals can take an emotional toll

Editorial

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Will integrated care systems improve support for the most vulnerable?

The new system will replace local commissioning groups

Coming out of lockdown: the route back to normality

People with learning disabilities and/or autism will need support to rebuild their lives

DNACPR notices: learning disability nurses are best-placed advocates for families

CQC report acknowledges vulnerabilities of service users during COVID-19

Mental Health Act reforms: have your say

New law alone will not address unnecessary detentions of people with learning disabilities

COVID-19: will people with learning disabilities fare better in the second wave?

Report reveals service users six times more likely to die than others during the first wave

Image illustrates the online interaction between new nursing students and their lecturer during the first week of term at university

COVID-19: uncertain times highlight the best of learning disability nursing

Nursing students starting university graduate courses face a strange new online world

Reviews

job coaches for adults with disabilities

Job Coaches for Adults with Disabilities: A Practical Guide

Nicky Genders looks at a book focusing on the role of a job coach for people with LD

Moulster and Griffiths

Book review: The Moulster and Griffiths Learning Disability Nursing Model

Michael Brown looks at a book focusing specifically on learning disability nursing models

Girls and Autism

Book review: Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

A new book focusing on girls and women on the autism spectrum

Book review: Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism

Lynne Marsh reviews a book arguing that vaccines save lives and do not cause autism

Childhood obesity

Book review: Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches

Community nursing reference guide on nutrition and childhood obesity

Census

Book review: Census

Novel about a dying man on a road trip with his son who has a learning disability

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