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How our nurses help people with learning disabilities

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, News, Nursing on 17th June, 2020

How our nurses help people with learning disabilities

There are over 70 learning disability nurses working across Devon Partnership NHS Trust This week is Learning Disability Week. Here Katy Welsh, Primary Care Liaison Clinical Team Manager (pictured) talks about the challenges people with a learning disability face and the amazing work that our learning disability nurses do and the difference...

Learning Disability Work Week

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, News on 22nd November, 2019

Did you know that only 6% of people with a learning disability of working age are in paid employment but that at least 60% would like to be? Learning Disability Work Week celebrates and raises awareness of the amazing contribution people with a learning disability make as employees.  Being employed is about...

Latest Care Quality Commission report

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, Mental health, News on 8th October, 2019

Following our latest focused inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), we are pleased to maintain an overall rating of ‘good’.    Melanie Walker, Chief Executive said: "The CQC’s report highlights many areas of good practice and I am especially pleased that our inpatient services for older people have been rated...

First nurses embark on pioneering new Exeter programme

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, Mental health, News on 2nd October, 2019

First nurses embark on pioneering new Exeter programme

The first intake of nurses embarked on a ground-breaking new pre-registration Masters programme at the University of Exeter last week. Thirty pioneering student nurses are starting out on the four-year journey, which aims to develop outstanding future nursing leaders. The Masters course has been developed in collaboration with patients, members of the...

Success at the National Positive Practice in OPMH and Dementia Awards

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in #ProudofDPT, Learning disability, Mental health, News on 12th July, 2019

Success at the National Positive Practice in OPMH and Dementia Awards

Teams from across the Trust were successful at the inaugural National Positive Practice in OPMH and Dementia Awards in Bristol last night. The awards were organised and sponsored by the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative and we co-hosted the event. We were nominated in six out of twelve categories and walked...

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