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Nursing associate trainee Abbie Rix (left), with patient experience group member Abul Kasem Picture: Barney Newman

Can nursing associates solve our staffing crisis?

Learning disability nurses have disappeared from the register at an alarming rate

Learning Disability Nursing category winners of the 2019 RCNi Nurse Awards

Learning disability nurse shortages: Now is the time to act on the evidence

RCNi Nurse Awards show the great work done by LD nurses, but staff shortages are critical

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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 during the course of this year’s Learning Disability Practice conference

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 adjustments at this year’s event

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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 have been launched, meanwhile two category winners in this year's RCNi Awards showcase just how innovative staff in the specialty can be

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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?

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Richard Handley

Specialist training is essential to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities

Mencap’s Treat Me Well campaign aimed at healthcare professionals follows NHS failings more than a decade ago

Learning Disability Practice editorial

The crisis facing learning disability nursing, is, sadly, all too real

Making a pitch for learning disability nursing

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Nominate your colleague

A chance for ‘ordinary’ nurses to share, inspire and win recognition for their...

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards and help celebrate exceptional nursing care, writes editor Graham Scott

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Nicky Lyall

Living life to the full and be supported to have a comfortable death

Supporting clients to live a life as full as it can possibly be, but also to have a good death when the time comes, is a challenge that Nicky Lyall and her team are tackling

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Celebrating the work of learning disability nurses

At a time where morale in learning disability nursing seems low, light can be found through...

Survey reiterates the morale mantra, but Hunt still not listening

A new survey by Nursing Standard and the Sunday Mirror newspaper reinforces the obvious...

Channel 4 has exposed the frustrating inadequacies of institutional care

Dispatches investigation found that inpatients with learning disabilities at St Andrew's...

RCN sets the bar high for advanced nursing status

It’s good to see the college taking the lead on defining advanced practice, and it seems...

Nurses will benefit from NMC’s new approach to hearings

Overhauling procedure for fitness to practise cases will save money, says Graham Scott.
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Let’s redress the balance with Nurse Awards

The annual RCNi Nurse Awards exist so that healthcare staff receive the recognition they...

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