Learning from the past – Setting out the future

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Learning from the past Setting out the future. Daniel Marsden RCN Learning Disability Forum. Dr Michael Brown (Chair) David Currie Ian Mansell Professor Owen Barr Anne Campbell Beatrice Nyamande Daniel Marsden Anne Norman - RCN Committee Adviser - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Learning from the past Setting out the future

    Daniel Marsden RCN Learning Disability Forum

  • The Learning Disability Forum Committee

    Dr Michael Brown (Chair)David CurrieIan MansellProfessor Owen BarrAnne CampbellBeatrice NyamandeDaniel Marsden

    Anne Norman - RCN Committee Adviser Nikki Mills RCN Committee Administrator

  • The UK Learning Disability Nurse Consultant NetworkChaired by Phil BoulterSecretary Christine HutchinsonLearning Disability Nurse Consultants UK wideInfluences practice, education, research and practice developmentPartnership working.

  • Success in 2010RCN Congress 2010 resolution passed calling for a Learning Disability Liaison Nurse in every Hospital.

    RCN Learning Disability Nursing Summit in June 2010

  • The Summit 2010Brought together experts and stakeholders to set out the issues and challenges for the future of LD Nursing across the four Countries.Three key priorities: - WorkforceLeadership andEducationWriting Position StatementActive engagement with Health Departments including LDN leads.

  • Learning from the past Setting out the futureChanging population needsIncreasing complexity of needChanging population of LD nurses in the four countriesEnsuring Learning Disability Nurses have the skills for the futurePerson-centred care and supportEvidence-based care and interventionsSelf directed support

  • EducationMove to Degree level trainingWorking with StakeholdersInter-professional workingFit for purposeActions: -The RCN LD Forum, will work in partnership with the other Forum and Nursing and Midwifery Council to ensure that the learning disability component of all pre registration nursing programmes are fit for purpose.The RCN LD Forum, RCN Education Forum and education providers to review CPD opportunities for Learning Disability Nurses.

  • Workforce

    Diverse workplace settingsOngoing changes in the health and social care sectorStrategic workforce planning including third sectorActions:- The RCN LD Forum will establish an accurate workforce profile. The RCN LD Forum will encourage the evidence-base to support the LD Nursing practice.

  • LeadershipSupport the development of leaders in learning disability nursing in all settings Support and encourage networks and networkingActions:-The RCN LD Forum and the Management and Leadership Forum to develop leadership opportunities for Learning Disability Nurses.The RCN LD Forum Committee will profile leaders in learning disability nursing wherever they may practice

  • Additional Forum Committee ActivitiesAnne Norman, Professional Adviser is a member of the Department of Health and University of Bristol Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with a learning disability. Bob Gates Task & Finish Group looking at Learning Disability Nursing. Full report will be submitted in March 2011. Anne Norman, Professional Adviser is a member of this working group.

  • What next?RCN LD Forum Action PlanPartnership working with the Health Departments. Communicating with members, supporters and stakeholders.RCN Congress 2011 Liverpool Learning Disability Fringe and students day event planned

  • Getting involved in your RCN Log into My RCN . Check your details are up to date and sign up to the Learning Disability Forum as first choice.

    Attend Congress and Fringe events.

    Make contact with the Learning Disability Forum and Professional Adviser.

    Contribute to the RCN Bulletin, Nursing Standard and Learning Disability Practice journal.

  • Any questions?

    Audience? LDNs? Consider the development needs of Learning Disability Nursing, now and in the futureSetting the agenda and priorities for 2011 and beyond

    Ann Norman and Michael Brown Maurice Devine (Northern Ireland), Hugh Masters (Scotland), Dr Ben Thomas (England), Peter Meredith-Smith (Wales) and with Dickon Weir- Hughes (Nursing and Midwifery Council)

    Increasing population of people with learning disabilities at either end of the age spectrumFASD, ASC, ADHD, improved neonatal care mean increased diagnosis in young peopleImproved health and social care = people living into older ageEmerson (2010) suggested a 1.8% rise in those with complex needs every year.

    Membership of the Forum is free to RCN members and involvement makes a real difference