Improving the health and lives of people with learning disabilities will be the focus of a fringe event being hosted by Nursing Times and NHS England at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual congress.
Nursing staff and leaders at Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust have been praised for their care and dedication after the trust became one of only a handful of mental health providers to achieve the top inspection rating.
Student nurses and healthcare professionals have teamed up in an attempt to set a new world record for the most people in one room simultaneously signing ‘Hello my name is’.
Student nurses have the “potential to respond to challenges” in healthcare and should be positive about the future, one of the country’s leading nursing professors said during a speech on Friday.
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A Labour government would invest millions of pounds in developing the social care workforce and keeping people with learning disabilities and autism out of hospital, the party has announced.
The nursing regulator has highlighted the importance of protected time for new training for nurses on working with people with learning disabilities and autism.
Cuts to the learning disability nursing lecturing team at Bangor University will have a “devastating effect” on students and patient care across North Wales, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
An independent mental health hospital in Essex has been placed into special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission found “safety was not a priority” at the service.
A series of new learning disability nursing programmes are being launched across England in a bid to tackle the “crisis” state of nursing shortages in the sector, an investigation by Nursing Times has revealed.
The story of learning disability nursing is one of survival against the odds. The profession, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, has continued despite attempts to do away with the role altogether and a debate that has rumbled on over the decades as to whether or not it is “proper” nursing.