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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...

Transference

Transference: safeguarding service users who are vulnerable to exploitation

People with learning disabilities can be particularly susceptible to this type of encounter

Planet Rachael

Planet Rachael: making reasonable adjustments to ensure our holiday is all plane

Getting on a flight with a child who has autism can be challenging

Why we need a plan to shift individual blame culture

Will rethinking the concept of accountability shift the individual blame culture in the NHS?

Why train learning disability nurses to an advanced level if there are no jobs for them?

Advanced nurse practitioner training is a waste of public money if the skills cannot be put...

Hospital passport paperwork

Doing simple things can improve care for people with learning disabilities

Talking to patients and those close to them, as well as checking health passports, can help...

Speech bubble

Would you recommend your hospital to a friend?

The devil is in the detail – and especially relevant in patient feedback writes Wendy Johnson

Learning disability nursing under threat despite being needed more than ever

Being a learning disability nurse at the moment is a bit like being a crew member on the...

'Golden hello' solution to learning disability nursing crisis another example...

One-off payments of £10,000 are to be offered to attract postgraduate students into...

'Diagnostic overshadowing' and a lack of continuity are behind many care...

Advocating effective communication on a patient's behalf can be tricky in learning...

Planet Rachael: when is a service a good one and how can you tell?

Wendy Johnson wants to know how you tell the difference from good quality and bad quality...

Yvonne Coghill: Why you should nominate a colleague for an RCNi Award

Too few nurses from black and minority ethnic backgrounds receive awards for their efforts,...

Susan Aitkenhead: National framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff will ensure...

Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) puts a new emphasis on measuring improvement. With the...

What does the future look like for learning disability nursing?

Seven years ago, recommendations were made to ensure a safer future of learning disability...

Behaviours that challenge: How positive behaviour support significantly lessens the...

A new film highlights the driving force that has built up behind positive behaviour support...

Helping people with a learning disability face dying

David O'Driscoll discusses the importance discussing death with people who have learning...

Planet Rachael: ensure inclusivity when embracing the new digital NHS

Wendy Johnson wants to know whether we should walk before we can run when it comes to new...

Opportunity for black and minority ethnic nurses to showcase their achievements

Community matron Dena Ross, joint winner of the Nursing Older People category at the RCNi...

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