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Nurses vote to protect branch from job losses and course cuts

29 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

News

Nurses have voted unanimously to preserve the field of learning disability nursing at a time when there has been an outcry over care failings.

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

26 September 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

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

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

24 January 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

If you were to pitch to win a contract to market learning disability nursing that will attract hundreds of new recruits, what would you do? What would you emphasise...

Specialist nurse training is essential to meet the needs of service users

21 March 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

Mencap’s new campaign aims to ensure that no healthcare professional can set foot in a hospital without first having undergone training in understanding the needs of...

Channel 4’s shocking exposé of the inadequacies of institutional care

27 March 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

Under Lock and Key, a Channel 4 Dispatches programme about St Andrew’s Healthcare – a large-scale, long-stay institution run by a charity in Northampton, has – once...

‘We need all of you and more of you’

26 May 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

England’s chief nursing officer Jane Cummings has pledged to support moves to increase the number of learning disability students coming into the profession.

Celebrating the work of learning disability nurses

26 May 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

There must be no better celebration of what it means to choose to be a learning disability nurse than the Positive Choices conference. The annual event is aimed at...

Future strategies for behaviours that challenge

04 August 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

People who have learning disabilities and/or autism are some of the most vulnerable people in society. What then about those who have learning disabilities and/or...

Ageing population highlights travesty of health inequalities

04 August 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

The health benefits of a good diet are well known but, as anyone who has tried to lose weight knows, bad habits are hard to break. In the Western world there is...

The shape of things to come

11 March 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Editorial

The review of nursing education has been eagerly anticipated. The Shape of Caring could fundamentally alter the way children’s nurses of the future are trained, and...
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