Learning Disability Nursing
News, practice and discussion forums for learning disability nurses
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is not achieving all its original objectives. This article examines the barriers and how these can be overcome.
Amended coeliac disease guidelines mean some symptomatic children can now be diagnosed without having to have a biopsy of their small bowel.
The social model of disability challenges the view of disability as an individual problem, and awareness of it can advance nursing practice
A confidential inquiry found that people with learning disabilities were three times more likely than the general population to die from causes that could have been prevented by high-quality healthcare
Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable
Low bowel cancer screening rates among people with learning disabilities are being tackled by a new programme in Wigan, which aims to improve awareness about the condition.
NHS England has been too slow to act in its closure of inpatient wards for people with learning disabilities, while failing to ensure the necessary replacement community support is in place, according to charities.
Learning disability nurses fear for the safety of their patients because of cuts to services, reveals a new survey by the Royal College of Nursing.
A nursing student from Wales has won an award for devising an innovative resource to help involve people with learning disabilities in key decisions about their care.
Members of the Royal College of Nursing have voted to oppose the use of covert video and audio surveillance in care homes.
Resources from Netbuddy
Nursingtimes.net is partnering with Netbuddy to help nurses care for people with learning disabilities. Here, we look at tips on bedwetting.
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Resources from SCIE
Learning disability nursing? What’s that about? Well, that’s not real nursing is it? Oh you mean mental health? No.