New standards to ensure children in special schools in Wales receive high quality healthcare from school nurses have been unveiled this week by ministers.
Health and social care staff in Scotland are being empowered to better support people with autism during difficult moments throughout the rollercoaster of their lives.
A learning disability nurse has been appointed as new chief executive for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
A leading academic and educator in learning disability nursing has renewed calls for student nurses to be paid a living wage while on placement to improve recruitment problems.
Helen Scullion, urology advanced nurse practitioner in radiology from South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been named Nurse of the Year at the 2018 Nursing Times Awards.
Numbers of health visitors, school nurses and learning disability nurses in England have continued to fall over the past year, shows analysis of the latest NHS workforce statistics by Nursing Times.
Shortages of learning disabilities nurses are hampering long-drawn national plans to end the practice of vulnerable people being inappropriately sent away from their families for care, leading nurses have warned.
NHS England has today launched the next phase of its nurse recruitment campaign, with a fresh focus on mental health, learning disability and community nursing.
The number of learning disability nurses in the NHS has hit a record low, plummeting by more than 40% in less than a decade, new figures reveal.
Nurses and other healthcare staff are set to be given new training on how to better support people with learning disabilities in a bid to prevent more lives being “tragically cut short”, under latest government proposals.