Working with families to support their child with a learning disability/autism

Dr. Angela Ridley Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University Chloe Hawkins Student Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities at Northumbria University Join  #lLDWeek2022  @LD_Northumbria  Many people are unaware of the Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities. This piece gives insight into the role, by discussing how students are prepared to support families who have children with learning disabilities/autism. As well as … Read more Working with families to support their child with a learning disability/autism

The importance of ‘family’ in end of life care by Christine English

St Oswald’s hospice staff, that I work with as a trustee, have won a number of prestigious awards recently e.g. Hospice UK Innovation in care, Charity retailer of the year  and Northern Power Transformational Leadership award but their latest award made me really, really smile.  So,  why? Well,  it was a Lord Mayor’s design award … Read more The importance of ‘family’ in end of life care by Christine English

Rare disease day 2022

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RARE DISEASE DAY 2022🦓

Today is international rare disease day, a day which means so much to me as a person with multiple rare diseases! There are over 6000 rare diseases and so many people have to fight for care every single day meaning they have to teach and guide healthcare professionals rather than the other way round!

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Veronica Swallow talks about planetary health

Minimizing organizational impact on the planet through sustainable practices As an international nursing association with over 450 members from 38 countries, IFNA has already shown a powerful commitment to the promotion of planetary health through launching the IFNA Position Statement on Planetary Health and Family Health and hosting this blog series to promote action by … Read more Veronica Swallow talks about planetary health

THE MISSING! Where have all the men with prostate cancer gone?

Blog written by: Professor Sara Faithfull Chair NCRI Living With and Beyond Cancer, Late Consequences Workstream Visiting Professor University of Surrey E: sara.faithfull.prof@gmail.com Twitter:@FaithfullProf November is men’s health awareness month and I use this blog as an opportunity to consider why there have been reductions is male cancer diagnosis? The mayhem caused by the COVID-19 … Read more THE MISSING! Where have all the men with prostate cancer gone?

Black History Month 2021

Sheffield Hallam University Nursing and Midwifery Minoritised group: the experiences of black student nurses, past and present. Blog authors: Lucy Kirkham (Principal Lecturer in Adult Nursing) l.kirkham@shu.ac.uk Ifrah Salih (Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Academic Development and Diversity) i.salih@shu.ac.uk Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University   Our NHS really is a diverse … Read more Black History Month 2021

The importance of pride for the LGBTQ+ community

In the UK we have just had pride month, which is a very important month in the LGBTQ+ calendar. Pride month is all about celebrating the achievements of those who fought for the LGBTQ+ movement back in 1969 and the progress that has happened within the community since, uniting and coming together over everything that … Read more The importance of pride for the LGBTQ+ community