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Volunteers keep communicating in 60 years of bad weather conditions

01 December 2013

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

AS THE UK braces itself for the next onset of cold weather this winter, a little-known group of communications volunteers is preparing to help keep emergency care...

Back on dry land

30 April 2014

Emergency Nurse

Careers

SOUTH AMERICA, Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Australia and the South Pacific: some people can only dream of visiting these places but, for one...

‘The doctors said I would be a “cabbage”, unable to walk or talk’

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

A small, almost invisible scar on Jonathan Beebee’s head marks the spot where a series of violent blows nearly killed him. Inside the Birmingham council block where...

Thousands miss out on annual health checks with their GPs

26 September 2016

Learning Disability Practice

News

More than 70,000 people with learning disabilities did not receive health checks in 2014-15, according to new data released by Public Health England.

Use of child protection data system doubles in six months

10 May 2018

Emergency Nurse

News

The number of emergency departments [EDs] and local authorities in England taking up a national child protection data-sharing initiative has more than doubled in six...

Not enough nursing staff to cope with increased workload

26 October 2016

Learning Disability Practice

News

By 2021 the number of people with learning disabilities will have increased by 14%, but there will not be corresponding increase in nurses to care for them, a...

Mortality Review addressing premature deaths in England

26 October 2016

Learning Disability Practice

News

People with learning disabilities are three times more likely to die from treatable causes than the general population, according to a lead nurse reviewing national...

Should more people who need psychiatric help be brought to emergency departments?

30 April 2014

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

CHANGES TO the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 could lead to more patients in England and Wales being brought inappropriately to emergency departments (EDs), nurses...

Confidence in nurses lower among service users

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

News

People with learning disabilities and mental health problems are likely to have ‘poorer’ experiences of staying in hospital, a poll of 83,000 NHS inpatients in...

Customised IT for a truly person-centred service

25 January 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Teenagers rebel against their parents in many different ways. For Simon Cook, son of a learning disability nurse, this youthful rebellion involved him taking up...