A&S Science Next
making practice count
Veronica M Swallow Senior Lecturer, School of Health, Community & Education Studies, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Michelle Hall Education & Practice Development Officer/Clinical Lecturer, Northgate & Prudhoe NHS Trust, Northgate Hospital, Northumberland
Graham English Forensic Nursing Programme Coordinator, Northgate & Prudhoe NHS Trust
Accredited work based learning is proving to be a useful tool in harnessing the knowledge that exists in the workplace and meeting the ever increasing service demands. Veronica Swallow and colleagues describe the initiatives that are helping to shape learning disability nursing in their trust
Northgate and Prudhoe NHS Trust is a specialist trust catering for people with disability, including learning disability. As one of the UK’s largest providers of care for people with a learning disability it currently employs 400 Registered Learning Disability Nurses (RNLDs). It has a history of developing educational packages in partnership with HE to support the development of staff, especially RNLDs.
Learning Disability Practice. 9, 1,12-17. doi: 10.7748/ldp2006.02.9.1.12.c1649