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Injustice on the COVID-19 front line

The pandemic highlights unfair attitudes towards people with learning disabilities and autism

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COVID-19: advice is available for you and your client

Global pandemic means that learning disability nursing ‘reset’ may have to wait

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Student finance: one of several reasons for optimism in 2020

After years of stagnation and decline this year has started with some positives

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Compulsory learning disability training for all NHS staff is long overdue

Government announces £1.4 million scheme in England thanks to campaign by one brave mother

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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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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...

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

Making a pitch for learning disability nursing
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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...
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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...
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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...

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