Learning Disabilities Nursing

Sport for children with a learning disability, how can the school nurse help? by Pauline Watts

Sport can have a positive impact on the lives of children with  a learning disability in so many ways, not only from the point of view of improving physical health and well-being - weight management, healthier heart and lungs for …

Let’s talk dementia - Early onset dementia in people with a learning disability - Pauline Watts

Although it is well documented that earlier onset dementia for people who have a learning disability is a higher percentage than national average, for everyone, a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors, together with chance occurrences have an impact on …

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 …