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Learning Disability Practice

Learning Disability Practice is written for nurses and health professionals who care for people with learning, or intellectual, disabilities.

Read a sample edition of Learning Disability Practice
Read a sample edition
Learning Disability Practice, April 2017

It publishes original research, updates in policy or in practice guidelines in the field of learning disabilities, descriptions of practice innovations, literature reviews, case studies, opinion articles, news, analysis, features and book reviews. Articles from outside the UK will be considered for publication.

It also publishes continuing professional development articles to inform, support and educate nurses working in this field of practice, and to help contributors and their readers prepare for revalidation.

If you have an idea for an article or how to develop the journal in print or online, the editorial team wants to hear from you. How about any of the following topics, for example:

  • Care and treatment reviews
  • Minimising restrictive practices
  • Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Caring for clients with specific syndromes

Submit your article

When you are ready to submit your article, you should do so online through Editorial Manager.

Meet the editorial team

Christine Walker

Christine Walker

Editor of Learning Disability Practice

Christine is the editor of Learning Disability Practice and has also been managing editor at Nursing Standard. She originally trained as a journalist and has worked for a variety of publications, and in health and medical communications. Christine is also editor of Nursing Children and Young People and a clinical editor who has specialised in nursing since 2002.

If you need to get in touch, email chris.walker@rcni.com or tweet @RCNi_Christine

Michael BrownMichael Brown

Consultant editor of Learning Disability Practice

Michael is professor of nursing, Queen's University Belfast. He is a health sciences graduate from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and holds a master’s degree in policy and politics from the University of Edinburgh. He undertook a postgraduate teaching certificate and doctorate at Edinburgh Napier University and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has published in the nursing literature on a range of issues relating to the care and treatment of people with learning disabilities.

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