Opinion, analysis and debate
Nurses should make the most of changes ahead, says Viv Bennett. Charlotte Santry meets the proud nurse tipped to be England’s chief nursing officer
'Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could take some politics out and concentrate on improving healthcare for all?'Subscription
We talk to Bob Gates, professor of learning disabilities at the University of Hertfordshire and visiting professor of learning disabilities at the University of West London, who has been a nurse for just over 40 years.
Three amazing years as a student nurse are coming to an end.
Learning disability branch editor, Rebecca, was shocked to find that individuals close to her were unaware that a disability does not change a person’s desire and right to be in a relationship
'Why choose learning disabilities nursing?'Subscription
Four LD nurses, at various points in their careers, explain why this branch of nursing is challenging, rewarding and downright essential
Over-prescribing: yes it still happens.
Individuals with learning disabilities are becoming more independent, but at the same time, they are getting fatter.
'When people get access to services they’re entitled to, I feel I’ve done something right'Subscription
Apprentice joiner at a shipyard, building firm owner, and clinical nurse specialist for learning disabilities. Brian Evans’ CV is not short on variety.
Kieran was disappointed with his first community placement, but on reflection he realised that the aspects he had seen as “bad” were valuable learning opportunities
'What will your legacy be?'Subscription
This week I began my final placement as a student nurse, the much anticipated management placement where I will prove I am a competent, capable student, one that is fully prepared to embark on a career in nursing.