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October 18, 2018

OK guys hope your thinking caps are firmly on and you are ready to unlock your artistic side?  With 100 years of learning disability nursing celebrations to be officially launched in February 2019 LDNurse.com is inviting anyone with a passion for sharing the work that...

October 7, 2018

I now have two years experience of being a student learning disability nurse under my belt and I am about to go in to my final year. Now that my student journey is ending I thought it would be helpful to share some important lessons I have learnt while being a student....

August 29, 2018

As an 18-year-old obsessed with music who “knew” that being a rock star was only a matter of time, it was my mother’s intervention that triggered my career as a nurse who specialises in the care and support of people with intellectual disability. Oblivious to most thin...

August 23, 2018

Amazingly i’ve been qualified 20 years next month as an RNLD, when I qualified I was classed as an RNMH, I completed the Project 2000 nursing and we were often called 'projys', (not particularly flattering).  I was 19 when starting my nursing course in October 1995 and...

August 4, 2018

So often we hear complaints about the NHS that I feel it is important that when something is done well we should shout about that too. This email is written from the family of Xxxxxx to tell you about the wonderful help and support we have received and thank you for th...

March 16, 2018

2nd year student learning disability nurse Ian Unitt reflects on his participation in the Student Leadership Programme.

September 1, 2015

Some years ago I was asked to use my 30 + years experience as a mainstream video director to transform a 40 page legal tenancy agreement into a “see and hear” version for supported living tenants.  As a director understanding my audience and speaking their language has...

August 23, 2015


Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory & iHal

Published August 24, 2015

Passing from the category of the given into the category of the intolerable: Health inequalities, people with learning disabilities, and the work of the Learning Disabilities Public Health...

August 19, 2015

Fragile X syndrome is the most common, inherited cause of learning disability: affecting around 15,000 people in the UK (around 1 in 4,000 men or boys and 1 in 6,000 girls and women are living with the condition).

What are the characteristics of Fragile X?

Every person w...

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