LD nurse numbers decline by 40% in past eight years
RCN warns of return to ‘Victorian’ institutional care
The RCN believes inadequate staffing could return learning disability nursing to a ‘Victorian’ model of institutional care. Workforce figures from NHS Digital show the number of learning disability (LD) nurses is down from 5,368 to 3,247 since 2010 – a drop of 2,121 posts.
Learning Disability Practice. 21, 5, 6-6. doi: 10.7748/ldp.21.5.6.s2