A specialist nurse and her colleague have introduced “special teddy bears” to help children and young patients with learning disabilities understand clinical procedures at a hospital in East Anglia.
Mature students in England will in future be offered £5,000 to embark on a career in mental health or learning disability nursing in a new bid to tackle shortages, under plans expected to be revealed early next year.
The number of NHS nurses and health visitors in England dropped by 872 in August compared to the previous month, latest data reveals.
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.