An independent mental health hospital in Essex has been placed into special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission found “safety was not a priority” at the service.
A series of new learning disability nursing programmes are being launched across England in a bid to tackle the “crisis” state of nursing shortages in the sector, an investigation by Nursing Times has revealed.
The story of learning disability nursing is one of survival against the odds. The profession, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, has continued despite attempts to do away with the role altogether and a debate that has rumbled on over the decades as to whether or not it is “proper” nursing.
Meet Kimberley and John-Marc our two case studies for this month’s set of special focus articles on learning disability nursing.
What is the current state of learning disability nursing in the UK? How can the decline in learning disability nurse numbers be halted? Does learning disability nursing suffer from a lack of awareness of its role?
A new set of training standards for restraint have been launched today in a bid to reduce the use of restrictive practice and to provide a national “benchmark” for supporting vulnerable people.
An independent healthcare provider has revealed plans for a new in-house training academy to secure its own pipeline of nurses in the face of national shortages.
The Royal College of Nursing is devising a short film to promote learning disability nursing as an exciting career option to young people as part of efforts to address a chronic shortage.
The government has launched a consultation on proposals to introduce mandatory learning disabilities and autism training for all nurses in England.
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.