Friday, 21 June 2019

NHS Learning Disability nurse numbers plummet

NHS Learning Disability nurse numbers plummet Learning Disability (LD) Nursing needs urgent investment to attract more staff to the profession.

This is the message from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as new analysis shows the number of LD nurses in NHS inpatient and secure units has dropped by almost 60% in a decade.

The College’s call comes as LD nurses from across the country gather at a parliamentary reception at the House of Lords today [Friday 21 June] to mark 100 years since the first “mental deficiency nurses” were registered in England. OnMedica

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