A review is being held into the way specialist learning disabilities hospitals are regulated in a bid to protect further vulnerable adults from abuse.
Nurses have demanded urgent action to safeguard the human rights of people with learning disabilities, in the wake of a new care scandal.
An undercover film recorded for the BBC Panorama programme has revealed vulnerable adults at a specialist hospital “being mocked, taunted and intimidated”.
The Care Quality Commission has called for action to fix the “broken system” that leads to people with a learning disability or autism being segregated in hospital.
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.