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60 seconds with learning disability nursing lecturer Stacey Atkinson

Nurses need to be more vocal and shout from the rooftops about the good work they are doing, says Stacey Atkinson. 
Stacey Atkinson

Nurses need to be more vocal and shout from the rooftops about the good work they are doing, says Stacey Atkinson

Former Nursing Standard Nurse of the Year Stacey Atkinson trained at a Leeds school of nursing attached to a hospital for people with learning disabilities. She qualified in 1990 and worked in residential care and as a community learning disability nurse for children and adults before moving into education. Married with two children, she is now a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. In 2003 she was awarded an MBE for services to children with learning disabilities.

What are your main work responsibilities?

As well as teaching learning disability nursing to students, I ensure that other health professionals are aware of the needs of people with learning disabilities. This includes nurses

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