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Learning Disability Nursing

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A new approach to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

A new approach to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children Subscription Required

Safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children is challenging. A new framework will support staff at all levels in their safeguarding responsibilities through training and designated professionals

How to apply Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

How to apply Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Subscription Required

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards aim to protect patients and staff when patients lack capacity to make decisions for themselves

Effect of music on mealtime disruptions Subscription Required

People with learning disabilities may display anxiety-driven behaviours that disrupt mealtimes. A study suggests that calming music may reduce agitation

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How to ensure patient safety in drug dose calculation Subscription Required

Medicines management is a core nursing skill. This review gives an introduction to and taster of our newly launched online Nursing Times Learning unit on drug calculations.

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Dyscalculia: awareness and student support Subscription Required

Educators need to become conversant with dyscalculia and consider strategies for supporting student nurses through to registration.

Tina Kirk

'Terrific role model' retires after 30 years as LD nurse

One of Leicestershire’s most experienced nurses has retired after a 30-year career in healthcare without a single day off sick.

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Doncaster healthcare workers on strike for third time

Unison members in Doncaster have held a further 48 hours of strike action this week over changes to their pay and conditions.

Doncaster learning disability nurses to strike again this week

Nurses at a Doncaster learning disability service are to go on strike for a second time over changes to their pay and conditions.

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Doncaster nurses due to begin strike action today

Learning disability nurses are set to begin strike action lasting seven days this week in Doncaster.

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Learning disability nurses vote for strike after private takeover

Nurses at a service that supports adults with learning disabilities in Doncaster have voted to strike over cuts in pay and conditions, after the service was taken over by a private provider.

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Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: improving services

Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: improving services

This Social Care Institute for Excellence film looks at how services can be improved for people with behaviours that challenge.

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Misleading claims of 'cure for Down's syndrome'

The Mail Online suggests there could be a “cure” for Down’s syndrome, saying that scientists have “discovered a way to reverse the learning difficulties caused by the condition”.

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