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Planet Rachael: could this be the year of the ‘lovely’ nurse?

Staff attitudes and behaviour fail to meet expectations but are easy to fix
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Improving the health and well-being of unpaid carers – initiatives with impact

How Commitment to Carers award nominees have shared their work and inspired others

Communication: one test that can keep people with mild learning disabilities engaged

A test of language skills has helped breakdown potential barriers for healthcare staff

Planet Rachael: schools need training to support pupils on the autistic spectrum

Ignorance could damage our children, says Wendy Johnson

Planet Rachael: Our changing world needs to be all-inclusive

People with learning disabilities should also benefit from digital advances

'I saw your behaviour as a form of communication'...

An experience with a violent patient taught Hazel Molyneux why forming a rapport is vital

Watford FC opens its arms to people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities can feel a sense of connection by going to football...

Learning a new role takes time

Overwhelmed in a new job, Sam Humphrey realises it’s okay to feel useless at first

What nurses should do when assessing sepsis risk in people with learning disabilities

Emergency nurses need to recognise the triggers for sepsis in deteriorating patients

Celebrating 100 years of learning disability nursing at the House of Commons

Nurse Kirsty Colley reflects on her day at the centenary event

Strengthen the support worker role to fix the care system

Independent living is only possible with a team of dedicated support workers and nurses

Transition from child to adult care for someone with severe learning disabilities

Learning disability nurses should appreciate the hurdles some parents have to negotiate

Planet Rachael: Time to debunk assumptions about learning disability and sexual health

Healthcare professionals should provide good quality care for all servicer users

Austerity’s shameful effects on people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities being adversely affected by austerity is a source of shame

Planet Rachael: Food for thought over learning life skills

Wendy Johnson finds joy in Rachael’s efforts at cooking, despite her choice of recipes

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...

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
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Why you should speak up about your achievements

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

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