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.
Warning action on sleep-in shifts does not address market instability
A specialist nurse who works in Norfolk and Suffolk has been named as the best learning disability nurse in England at a charity awards ceremony.
New tests that focus on damage to proteins in blood plasma could indicate autism in children, according to UK researchers, who say their breakthrough could lead to earlier diagnosis.
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.
Home care workers are “too rushed” to help vulnerable and disabled people wash, eat or visit the toilet, according to a new report by the trade union Unison.
Groups representing mental health, learning disability and district nurses have cautiously welcomed the announcement of grants for postgraduates but have asked the government for more details.
Nurses have a pivotal role in transforming services for people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities, according to England’s chief nursing officer.
An NHS trust in London has welcomed a new contract to deliver community health and social care services in Ealing, to support people to receive treatment closer to home.
Serious concerns about the future of learning disability nursing programmes in England have been raised, as reports have emerged of some universities filling less than half of their course places this year.