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Too few clients at end of life realise they are about to die

29 February 2016

Learning Disability Practice

News

A LEADING nurse has said that many people with learning disabilities die a ‘disenfanchised death’ because the staff caring for them want to protect them from the...

Mixed messages in the media

27 August 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

I am sad to say that people with learning disabilities still experience disproportionate levels of bullying and harassment. According to Mencap, nine out of ten...

Uncertain future as departments in Northern Ireland face closure

10 October 2011

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

The current review of health and social care in Northern Ireland (NI) is creating uncertainty for emergency nurses.

Charities highlight lack of action since Winterbourne

27 June 2014

Learning Disability Practice

News

THE GOVERNMENT has missed a deadline it set in the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal to move people with learning disabilities out of inappropriate hospital...

Unrestrained success

29 September 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Careers

FORMER LEARNING disability nurse Chris Stirling has had a consistent approach to his career: instead of planning ahead, he has channelled his energy into the job in...

Reasonable adjustments required in GP surgeries

27 August 2014

Learning Disability Practice

News

ALL PRACTICE nurses and GPS need specific training to help them communicate and understand the needs of patients with learning disabilities, Mencap has urged.

Ongoing failure to prevent early deaths ‘scandalous’

29 October 2014

Learning Disability Practice

News

LITTLE PROGRESS has been made over the past year to prevent people with learning disabilities in England from dying prematurely, an adviser to a national inquiry has...

Huge variation in adult nurses’ learning disability training

02 February 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Analysis

NEARLY TWO years ago, a national inquiry concluded that people with learning disabilities have poorer healthcare experiences and outcomes than other people. It found...

Not all new nurses are ready to practice, survey suggests

02 February 2015

Learning Disability Practice

News

THERE ARE huge variations between the number of teaching hours universities allocate to learning disability teaching as part of their general pre-registration...

Communication vital when patients are critically ill

29 October 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Analysis

IN NURSING practice it is often said that good care can be implemented and improved through listening to, and learning lessons from, patients’ stories. In...