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Scotland’s CNO Ros Moore explains the steps that need to be taken to ensure a strong learning disability nursing workforce
Did you miss the latest #NurChat twitter debate about MH and LD care? Let us sum it up for you?
What type of nursing shall I study?Subscription
Which of the four disciplines are you going to go for? Adult, children’s, mental health or learning disabilities? Let us help you decide …
We need a national group to champion the care of people with learning disabilities, says Jim Blair
Student nurse Helen Farmer encounters an emergency situation, reinforcing her need for insight into other fields of practice.
We talk to Gwen Moulster, consultant nurse at Haringey Learning Disabilities Partnership, who has been a nurse for 35 years.
'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.
Is the nursing profession branching out too far?Subscription
From the start of my course, if I had collected one pound coin for every time I had heard the words ‘collaboration’ or ‘inter-professional’ then I would certainly not be relying on my NHS student bursary or student loan whilst at university to fund me.
If no action is taken to improve the quality of learning disability nursing then we are likely to see more “Winterbourne View” care failings, warns Bob Gates
We talk to Irene Anderson, programme tutor tissue viability, reader in learning and teaching in healthcare practice and a national teaching fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, who qualified as a nurse in 1981.