Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely than other women to have an autistic child, according to an analysis of NHS data carried out by Cambridge University.
Learning disability nursing students who qualified for a bursary have admitted they may not have embarked on their studies if the funding was not available.
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.
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.
Problems attracting people into learning disability nursing training have “come to a head” and there is now a risk there will be an insufficient number of new nurses working in this field in the future, the national workforce body has said.
Nurses and other health professionals are being urged to sign a national pledge to prevent the over-medication of people with autism and learning disabilities.
Critical shortages of learning disabilities nurses could lead to more vulnerable patients being sent to Victorian style institutions away from their loved ones, a union has warned.
Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached “worryingly” high levels, according to researchers.
The safety of nurses working in prisons is being put at risk, because they have become “dangerous, overcrowded warehouses”, the Royal College of Nursing has claimed.
Postgraduates choosing to study areas of nursing with the worst recruitment difficulties will be offered “golden hellos” worth £10,000, in a move designed to mitigate losing the bursary.