Future shortages of learning disability nurses that could lead to a “serious deficit of skills” in the workplace have been predicted in draft national guidance, which sets out recommendations for sustaining safe staffing levels.
Ministers have pledged that the student nurse bursary will be “protected” in Scotland, while also announcing an expansion in course places and financial support for students with children.
New guidance has been published to ensure people with mental health problems get “help not harm” when police are summoned by healthcare professionals to deal with violent incidents.
A major trust dogged by performance and financial problems for more than a decade has moved out of special measures, with regulators commending the hard work of staff and visibility of managers.
Learning disability nursing students from Teeside University have given their seal of approval to a new sensory room at Middlesbrough Football Club designed to ensure all families can enjoy watching the game.
Lack of training and cuts in the number of learning disability nurses mean health services are struggling to provide vital support to children with autism and their families, say nurse campaigners.
Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached “worryingly” high levels, according to researchers.
Siobhan Rogan from Omagh was celebrating last night, after being named the Royal College of Nursing’s Northern Ireland nurse of the year for 2017.
Marie Curie has launched a series of easy-read booklets to help people with a learning difficulty to discuss concerns about death and dying, and to better understand end of life care.
Warning action on sleep-in shifts does not address market instability