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.
A sound-engineer turned learning disability nursing student in Wales has merged his past and current careers to create an online resources tool for patients and service users.
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.
Mature students in England will in future be offered £5,000 to embark on a career in mental health or learning disability nursing in a new bid to tackle shortages, under plans expected to be revealed early next year.
The number of NHS nurses and health visitors in England dropped by 872 in August compared to the previous month, latest data reveals.
New standards to ensure children in special schools in Wales receive high quality healthcare from school nurses have been unveiled this week by ministers.
Health and social care staff in Scotland are being empowered to better support people with autism during difficult moments throughout the rollercoaster of their lives.
A learning disability nurse has been appointed as new chief executive for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
A leading academic and educator in learning disability nursing has renewed calls for student nurses to be paid a living wage while on placement to improve recruitment problems.
Helen Scullion, urology advanced nurse practitioner in radiology from South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been named Nurse of the Year at the 2018 Nursing Times Awards.
Numbers of health visitors, school nurses and learning disability nurses in England have continued to fall over the past year, shows analysis of the latest NHS workforce statistics by Nursing Times.
Shortages of learning disabilities nurses are hampering long-drawn national plans to end the practice of vulnerable people being inappropriately sent away from their families for care, leading nurses have warned.
NHS England has today launched the next phase of its nurse recruitment campaign, with a fresh focus on mental health, learning disability and community nursing.
The number of learning disability nurses in the NHS has hit a record low, plummeting by more than 40% in less than a decade, new figures reveal.
Nurses and other healthcare staff are set to be given new training on how to better support people with learning disabilities in a bid to prevent more lives being “tragically cut short”, under latest government proposals.
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.
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.
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.