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

Why you should speak up about your achievements

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

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...

Transference: safeguarding service users who are vulnerable to exploitation

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

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...

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...

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...