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Ireland leads the way in understanding the needs of an ageing population

04 August 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Analysis

The fact that people with learning disabilities are living longer is a cause for celebration – but also presents challenges for us as a society.

College to assess pressure on urgent care services

08 March 2013

Emergency Nurse

News

RCN Scotland has launched an inquiry into emergency department (ED) services amid fears that pressure in the system is forcing hospitals to breach waiting time...

NMC draft consultation points to radical shake-up of nurse training

01 September 2007

Learning Disability Practice

News

Learning disability nurses could have to complete a three-year generic nursing course before specialising under a radical over- haul of training, Learning Disability...

In hospital, but not ill

01 November 2008

Learning Disability Practice

News feature

More than 300 people with learning disabilities are still in long-term NHS care in Scot- land, although nurses say that around 120 of them are ready for discharge,...

Attitudes about sex have changed but barriers persist

01 May 2009

Learning Disability Practice

News

THERE IS increased awareness among most health professionals that people with learning disabilities need intimate relationships and sex lives. But do we have any...

Revamp for high secure hospital

01 April 2008

Learning Disability Practice

News

A redeveloped high security hospital for Scotland with a radically reduced number of patients is due to open in 2011, ministers have announced. The new State...

New government, fresh start in scotland?

01 September 2007

Learning Disability Practice

News feature

Before this year’s election, the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Alex Salmond made what he presumably thought was a point-scoring speech.

New evidence that liaison nurses make a difference

01 February 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Analysis

IT MIGHT sound a small thing, says Sandra Morrison, but thanks to her efforts, two men who might not have made it to important outpatient appointments have now been...

Watchdog calls on mainstream services to improve accessibility in Scotland

01 February 2010

Learning Disability Practice

News

Staff in general and acute services need to get better at understanding the needs of patients with learning disabilities, according to a hard-hitting report from...

Award-winning nurse who gives patients the best possible journey

01 November 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Analysis

IT SEEMS likely that 2010 will go down as a memorable year for Dorothy Matthews. Within the space of just a few weeks, she learned that she had gained a first class...