Opinion, analysis and debate
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.
'Quality assurance is not a tick box'Subscription
Patients will be more confident in your services if you can show their quality.
No one who watched the Panorama documentary on the Winterbourne care home for people with learning disabilities could have felt anything but extreme distress and anger.
Ros Moore,chief nursing officer for Scotland looks at how devolution has shaped healthcare in Scotland