Category list : Learning disabilities
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The outbreak of the zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean, potentially linked to a recent rise in numbers of babies born with smaller heads, has been declared a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization.
Many people with mental ill health or learning disability die early, preventable deaths but steps can be taken to ensure their physical health needs are not overlooked.
'We must evolve our terminology to reflect our approach to care. Let's start with 'service user''Subscription
I think it’s fair to say that learning disability nurses are all too familiar with a variety of often puzzling terms used to identify the individuals we support. But there is one term in particular that, put simply, has to go.
As a student nurse we all have passions that drive us and there is always that one subject we discover that gets us chomping at the bit. Mine is health inequalities - to be more specific, the inequalities that people with learning disabilities face.
Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been told it must make improvements to some services, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
An improvement director has been appointed to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust by the regulator Monitor.
The leaders of Southern Health NHSFoundation Trust have been severely criticised for repeated failures to investigate and learn from patient deaths in an independent report.
Jeremy Hunt this morning condemned the apparent failure of leaders at Southern Health to investigate an overwhelming majority of unexpected deaths at the foundation trust as “totally and utterly unacceptable”.
Critical findings in an NHS England-commissioned report into deaths among patients of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have been leaked, and strongly contested by the organisation and an academic.
Learning disabilities: reducing inequalitiesSubscription
Nurses without a learning disability qualification can feel unsure of how best to care for patients with a learning disability but simple changes can have a large impact.