Opinion

Comment

Time to shake off the myth that talking therapies don’t work

People with learning disabilities can benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy

Have your say on the new Liberty Protection Safeguards Code of Practice

Nurses have until 7 July to contribute to the consultation on proposed changes in England

How a non-verbal service user taught me to communicate

Learning disability nurse Gerard Wainwright on gleaning interpersonal skills from his client

Racist abuse in the NHS: ignoring patients’ prejudice doesn’t make it go away

Managers expect staff to put up with insults, and when we don’t we’re called confrontational

Safe staffing is not a local issue – but England seems to have missed the memo

Legislated nurse-to-patient ratios are gaining support globally, so why not here?

Learning disability and autism training: why my son’s death will not be in vain

New programme will help staff improve their skills and confidence when delivering care

Expert advice

NMC registration fee: where your money goes, plus how to get help to pay

What to do if you’re worried you’ll struggle to pay the £120, or have missed a payment

NHS mileage allowances: what are you entitled to and why it needs an urgent update

Nurses have been hit hard by rising fuel costs as NHS mileage allowances fail to cover costs

Mental capacity: when can relatives make treatment decisions for a patient?

What you need to know about the Mental Capacity Act and lasting power of attorney

Why communication is key in the care of people with learning disabilities

NHS organisations need to ensure healthcare information and support is accessible

Finance apps: the help you need to manage your money and find offers and discounts

With living costs rising sharply, take a look at our list of apps that put you in control

NHS pension changes: what you need to know

The age discrimination ‘remedy’ takes effect soon – find out what it could mean for you

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

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

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

Jobs