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Why having a named contact is so important for people with learning disabilities

A mother argues why every person with a learning disability should have a named contact.

Planet Rachael: the pain of getting a tattoo

Wendy Johnson's daughter Rachael got her first tattoo following years of talk and no action...

Understanding the behaviours of people with intellectual disabilities experiencing

Valerie Sinason and helping to understand trauma in the lives of people who have an...

Nurses need to professionalise workforce planning as one of the urgent goals for the...

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for a new MBA for senior nursing staff, yet the...

Planet Rachael: know when to keep it simple and unambiguous

The nuances and ambiguities of the English language can lead to misinterpretation, so don't...

Positive behaviour support: the practical alternative to the use of restraint in...

As more children who have learning disabilities face disciplinary action at school,...

Planet Rachael: An open letter to prime minister Theresa May

The government’s benefits policy have been a disaster for one service user.

Closing hospitals is not the answer

Changing mindsets and enforcing positive behaviours support can be the most effective remedy...

Perspectives on the future of learning disability nursing careers

At a student-led workshop for the UK Strengthening the Commitment Conference held in Cardiff

Humiliation and people who have learning disabilities

Humiliation can get the better of anyone, but in learning disability practice, it is...

Planet Rachael: A long way from home

Children with disabilities are still being forced to travel unacceptable distances to...

All nurses should be prepared to make reasonable adjustments for patients with learning...

Paying attention to a hospital passport can make all the difference when caring for people...

Why your help is needed to extend the lifespan of people with learning disabilities

How much the Learning Disability Mortality review will be able to shape the future for a

Planet Rachael: the only way is up

Can 2017 really get any worse than 2016 for the NHS? Wendy Johnson explains why we should

Mate crime: how to spot it, stop it and prevent it

Putting a name to an increasingly common crime against young people with learning

Speaking up for assessment and treatment services

Taking on the recovery process following The Winterbourne View scandal and repairing

Planet Rachael: How far have we come?

Wendy Johnson assesses how much has changed when managing discrimination against people with

Talking about death and dying

We must ensure nurses are better prepared for difficult conversations with people who have...

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