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Rise in life expectancy needs special attention

27 November 2017

Learning Disability Practice

News

People with learning disabilities are living longer and services need to reflect this, delegates at the conference were told. Edge Hill University senior lecturer...

Call to identify preschool children who have learning disabilities

27 November 2017

Learning Disability Practice

News

Children who have learning disabilities should be identified before they reach school age to ensure they receive proper support, the chief officer of a pioneering...

Big push for more clients to take annual health checks

27 November 2017

Learning Disability Practice

News

Half of people with learning disabilities who are registered with a GP in England do not attend an annual health check – and many more have no doctor at all.

NHS quality control to improve services

27 November 2017

Learning Disability Practice

News

Four new Learning Disability Improvement Standards were outlined by NHS Improvement learning disability lead David Harling at last month’s conference. The standards...

Mindfulness

27 November 2017

Learning Disability Practice

News

Mindfulness training may lower staff sickness and even reduce their use of physical restraint, delegates heard.

‘Swift’ action needed to stem decline of specialist nurses

24 January 2018

Learning Disability Practice

News

Decisive action on the dwindling number of learning disability nurses is needed if ‘catastrophic’ consequences are to be avoided, a leading consultant nurse is...

Plea for round-the-clock access to liaison nurses in hospitals

21 March 2018

Learning Disability Practice

News

A renewed call for every acute hospital to have access to a liaison nurse for people with learning disabilities 24-hours a day has been made.

New competency framework for emergency nurses

13 July 2017

Emergency Nurse

News

A competency framework for emergency nurses and those wanting a career in the role has been launched in an effort to aid recruitment and retention.

NHS 111: help or hindrance for emergency care?

10 March 2017

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

Nurses have admitted frustration over the rising number of people who are not seriously ill being directed to emergency departments (EDs) by NHS 111.

Emergency care staff urged to use checklist this winter

10 November 2017

Emergency Nurse

News

Nurses in emergency departments across England are being encouraged to use a new checklist to ensure patients receive safe care quickly.