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Non-verbal communication: why it’s important to show service users that you’re listening

Being held, heard and shown you matter is key for treating vulnerable patients

More learning disability nurses equals better care for service users

Survey by directors of social services sets out devastating effect of the pandemic as ‘an avalanche of need’

Why our role in safeguarding the vulnerable is more important than ever

Asking the right questions gives service users more chances to admit they are at risk

Glove use: the COVID-19-driven habit we need to break

The pandemic has blurred understanding of guidance, so it’s time we were clear on the basics

Collaboration and preparation will be key to the success of Liberty Protection...

Learning disability nurses should be aware of changes being implemented in spring 2022

Expert advice

Agenda for Change: what nurses need to know as they consider the latest pay offer

The system aims to offer transparent pay and conditions – but is it still fit for purpose?

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Setting the standards for community learning disability nurses

New voluntary standards set out clear idea of skills and knowledge senior nurses need

Resilience: what it is – and what it isn’t

The term is controversial, but developing the skills can aid recovery from stress

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NHS pay rise: what you need to know and what happens next

Quick guide to the 2021-22 pay round – wherever you are in the UK

Culturally sensitive nursing care: how to understand and meet all patients’ needs

Nurses enhance patients’ care experience when they take steps to bridge cultural gaps

What is trauma-informed care and how can its principles support service users?

Past trauma can be missed in people with learning disabilities and mental health issues

Editorial

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

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

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

Young child with learning disabilities being guided by her parent to use virtual technology

Post COVID-19: what will be the ‘new normal’ for learning disability nurses?

Virtual consultations need to be conducted with the same care and dignity as face to face

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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