An investigation into the deaths of people with learning disabilities has revealed they were “less likely” to have mistakes in their care “picked up”.
Thanks to the initiative of a nurse in Essex, activity boxes are being distributed to nearly all wards and departments at Colchester General Hospital to help prevent patients becoming bored.
A charity is set to launch a guide to help parents and cares deal with the “huge challenge” of continence issues among children with learning disabilities and long-term physical conditions.
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.
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.
Nurses have a pivotal role in transforming services for people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities, according to England’s chief nursing officer.
A nursing lecturer from the University of South Wales experienced Cambodia’s healthcare system first hand in July, describing it as “like nothing she had ever experienced before”.
Welsh hospitals are to introduce a safer and more accurate test for Down’s syndrome for pregnant women, the Welsh government announced today.
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.
GP practices will potentially be paid to keep a register of their patients who have an autistic spectrum disorder, under new advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aimed at improving quality of care.