Opinion

Editorial

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Have your say on proposals for mandatory learning disability and autism staff training

A consultation offers a chance to affect the experience of people with learning disabilities

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Look back, but look forward

With 100 years of learning disability nursing behind us, what is next?

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Jim Blair

General hospitals need to be more welcoming for people who have learning disabilities

The notion that hospitals are unfavourable for service users was echoed by many nurses...

LDP conference editorial

Sell-out Learning Disability Practice conference in October will ensure a lively agenda

Lessons from the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review, recruitment and reasonable...

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Looking to the future for learning disability nurses

New standards on how people with learning disabilities are cared for in hospitals in England...

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Urgent action needed to ensure learning disability nursing is not wiped out

What can be done to ensure learning disability nursing retains high-quality staff?

Comment

Planet Rachael: When lack of knowledge leads to exclusion from mental health support

Wendy Johnson describes the frustration of trying to obtain mental health support

Planet Rachael: Learning disability and autism improvement standards are a game changer

A new year’s email gave Wendy Johnson the chance to celebrate a breakthrough in quality...

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Where could an RCNi Nurse Awards nomination take your project?

Commitment to Carers award nominees have helped tackle crucial issues for unpaid carers

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BME workshop

Why you should speak up about your achievements

Ruth Oshikanlu wants to help BME nurses feel confident applying for the RCNi Nurse Awards

Restraint

Use of restraint and force: steps towards greater transparency and accountability

Ethical training plans and sharing people’s lived experiences can only be welcomed

Passing the baton to the next generation of learning disability nurses

Thirty six years on and with change round every corner, what can the new cohort of nurses...

Reviews

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

Transition to Nursing Practice

Book review: Transition to Nursing Practice: from student to registered nurse

Associate professor Nikki Welyczko reviews a text that is applicable to four fields of...

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Book review: The British Betrayal of Childhood

Nurse consultant Annette Dearmun reviews Sir Aynsley-Green’s personal examination of public...

Book review: Little Meerkat’s Big Panic – A story about learning new ways to feel calm

Registered nurse Gosia Brykczyńska reviews Little Meerkat’s Big Panic – A story about...

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