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Try carrots if sticks don’t work

01 July 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

There has been a lot of talk recently about the need for mainstream services to change the way they deliver health care for people with learning disabilities. Any...

A plan to eradicate inequality

01 February 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

In recent years nurses have shown that they can take on just about any role in health and social care, and do it well. This has resulted in members of the profession...

Government responds to call for action

01 March 2011

Learning Disability Practice

News

THE FOUR governments in the UK are launching a project to revitalise the practice, roles, career pathways and image of learning disability nursing

A hospital is not a home

27 June 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

I wonder when I will be able to stop writing about Winterbourne View.

Charities cast doubt on ‘homes not hospitals’ plan

30 November 2015

Learning Disability Practice

News

LEADING CHARITIES involved in the care of people with learning disabilities have cast doubt on the government’s ability to deliver its new ‘homes not hospitals’...

Two conferences with lots to say

02 November 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

This month I want to write about two important conferences.

Are you ready to help reduce drug prescribing?

26 September 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Editorial

Too many powerful antipsychotic medicines have been prescribed routinely for people with learning disabilities who present with behaviours that are difficult to...

Coalition to put emphasis on patient outcomes

01 September 2010

Learning Disability Practice

News

ENGLAND’S MOST senior learning disability nurse at the Department of Health has called on nurses to make sure they can provide evidence of their effectiveness in...

RCN blueprint calls for workforce reform

01 February 2011

Learning Disability Practice

News

THE ROYAL College of Nursing has issued a position statement that it hopes will steer government policy on the future of the learning disability nursing profession.

Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care

26 November 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Book Review

INTENDED PRIMARILY for learning disability nursing students and untrained practitioners, this book should attract a wider readership because it could encourage all...