A mother whose son suffered “hideous” abuse at the hands of nursing staff is working with the professional regulator to help it improve the way it handles cases involving people with learning disabilities.
A nurse lecturer from the University of Salford has become the first recipient of the chief nursing officer gold award given for learning disability nursing.
Three nurses from Whorlton Hall have been temporarily banned from practising after an undercover investigation exposed abuse of vulnerable patients staying at the hospital.
Investment in learning disability nurses is in “urgent” need, the Royal College of Nursing has said, as new analysis shows the number of nurses working in this area has plummeted by almost 60% in a decade.
The Care Quality Commission has asked an eminent clinical psychologist to undertake an independent review of the way it regulated a specialist learning disabilities hospital at the centre of a care scandal.
A leading nurse has developed a guide to help staff implement national standards of care for people with a learning disability.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals are taking part in different activities and initiatives across the country to mark Learning Disability Awareness Week 2019, which also comes as staff are celebrating 100 years of the specialty.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating the start of Learning Disability Week with the opening of the first unit in London for young people with a learning disability.
An NHS trust in Doncaster has become to latest to launch an innovative ”passport” scheme to help make care and treatment easier for people with a learning disability.
An intrepid learning disability nurse preparing to take on a gruelling trek in memory of her mother is using her time in the spotlight to fly the flag for her profession.