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Trust put under pressure to improve care standards

01 April 2007

Learning Disability Practice

News

An NHS trust could be prosecuted by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) if it fails to achieve a dramatic improvement in the standards set in its care...

In a ‘just world’ learning disability nurses would become superfluous

01 May 2008

Learning Disability Practice

News

Learning disability nurses should be helping to create a better world in which their services will no longer be required, according to Duncan Mitchell, professor of...

Cornwall off ‘special measures’

01 May 2008

Learning Disability Practice

News

The ‘special measures’ imposed on Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust by the Healthcare Commission in July 2006 have been lifted, the Department of Health announced at...

Sue’s corner

01 October 2001

Learning Disability Practice

White paper

Born and bred in Bristol, Sue Carmichael has retained her distinctive accent throughout a career in learning disability nursing that is entering its fourth decade....

Spiritual needs of service users are overlooked

01 May 2004

Learning Disability Practice

News

Some of the most basic religious and spiritual needs of many people with learning disabilities are going unmet, according to the Foundation for People with Learning...

Email interview

01 March 2005

Learning Disability Practice

Interactive

Ladyman unveils £41m funding boost

01 March 2005

Learning Disability Practice

News

Services for people with learning disabilities in England are to receive over £41 million in government funding, Stephen Ladyman, the minister with responsibility...

NHS policy on violence ‘ditched’

01 March 2005

Learning Disability Practice

News

The government’s high-profile bid to stop violence in all NHS settings through implementing a ‘zero tolerance’ policy was doomed to failure, over 100 mental health...

Nursing forum defends NHS after latest damning report

01 February 2007

Learning Disability Practice

News

Learning disability nurses must take the lead in ensuring that every NHS learning disability service in England is designed around the ‘needs, rights and...

People with learning disabilities ‘especially prone to sexual abuse’

01 February 2007

Learning Disability Practice

News

People with learning disabilities may be particularly at risk of being sexually abused, according to researchers at the University of Kent-based Tizard Centre.