Learning disability nursing

Positive and Proactive Care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions - Guest Blog by Ben Thomas

In January I wrote about the Government’s plans to reduce the need for restrictive interventions and to promote the use of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). I am pleased to say that on 3 April 2014, Norman Lamb, Care and Support …

Ben Thomas on Improving safety and delivering a better healthcare experience for people with learning disabilities

As the Professional Officer for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities at the Department of Health, I want to make sure that people with learning disabilities receive safe, appropriate and high quality care.  Unfortunately, the Healthcare for All, report of the …

Ben Thomas reports on progress - 'Strengthening the Commitment: implementing the recommendations from the UK Modernising Learning Disabilities Nursing Review

To ensure that the health and social care systems are prepared for the changing health needs of people with learning disabilities the four home countries’ government lead nurses initiated a review into learning disabilities nursing. ‘Strengthening the commitment: the report …