Category list : Learning disabilities
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People with learning disabilities still face inequalities in access to health services. This article, which comes with a handout for a journal club discussion, sums up what nurses can do to reduce these inequalities
The Department of Health and Social Care has recently announced a consultation for health professionals about mandatory training on learning disability and autism.
Students in adult nursing on a placement at The Dudley Group attend a week-long training on learning disabilities. This initiative won the Learning Disabilities Nursing category in the 2018 Nursing Times Awards
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.
Genevieve Rice speaks to Stephen Simpson, senior autism practitioner at South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust about changes in the way in which autistic patients are seen and cared for.
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.