Publication - Progress report

Sustaining the Commitment - update: easy read version

Published: 17 Jan 2020
From:
Fiona McQueen
Directorate:
Chief Nursing Officer Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781839604683

Easy read version of updates and next steps from the 4 UK Chief Nursing Officers on the actions from the 2012 publication Strengthening the Commitment about learning disability nursing.

11 page PDF

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11 page PDF

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Contents
Sustaining the Commitment - update: easy read version
Sustaining the Commitment: The report of the UK Modernising Learning Disabilities Nursing Reviews - Easy Read

11 page PDF

793.1 kB

Sustaining the Commitment: The report of the UK Modernising Learning Disabilities Nursing Reviews - Easy Read

front cover of the Strengthening the Commitment report

The ‘Strengthening the Commitment’ report was written in 2012.

The report is about learning disability nurses and the work that needs to happen.

a person with learning disabilities and learning disability nurses

We need to make sure that people with learning disabilities get the right care from learning disability nurses.

a map of Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland and people from the 5 countries

People from Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland have been working together.

people with learning disabilities discussing learning disability nurses

We worked with

  • People with learning disabilities
  • Families and carers
  • Nurses

a person with a clipboard showing completed tasks

We want to tell you about all the work that we have been doing.

people talking and working together

We have been working together.

This is so that we can share information about our good ways of working.

a group of people sitting at a table working together

A group of people have been working together to help us to share what things work well.

a laptop

More nurses are using social media to learn, support each other and share good work.

Social media is things like Websites, Facebook and Twitter.

learning disability nurses working with a person with learning disabilities

More nurses are meeting up together in groups to learn and share work.

2 NHS health trainers

Student nurses and newly qualified nurses are getting better support and training.

person with learning disabilities giving the thumb down and then the thumb up

Learning disability nurses are helping other staff to be better at working with people with learning disabilities.

the entrance to an NHS clinic

We are working to make it better for people with learning disabilities to get the healthcare they need.

learning disability nurses with a person that has complex care and support needs

Learning disability nurses are getting more training to support people with complex care and support needs.

Complex care and support needs means that people have lots of different health and care needs.

2 NHS health trainers holding a training session

We are giving learning disability nurses:

  • More training

increased support for learning disability nurses

  • More resources

list of things still to work on

We still have some things that we need to work on:

group of learning disability nurses

  • More learning disability nurses in the right places with the right skills

person with learning disabilities giving the thumb down and then the thumb up

  • Give more staff the skills to work better with people with learning disabilities

a receptionist helping a person access health care

  • Make health care services easier to access

a person with learning disabilities receiving support in the community

  • Support people with learning disabilities access services in the community

an NHS hospital

  • People with learning disabilities are still in hospital settings for longer than they should be

a map of Great Britain showing plans for Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The 4 countries have their own plan of work so that people with learning disabilities get better care and support from learning disability nurses.

We will all work together to:

people talking and working together

  • Share good ways of working.

2 NHS health trainers holding a training session

  • Train more learning disability nurses

learning disability nurses supporting a person with learning disabilities

  • Support other staff to help people with learning disabilities to have their health and care needs met.

Contact

Email: ian.roxburgh@gov.scot