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Identifying early signs of worsening health in a person with a learning disability – specific training for family carers

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, News on 18th February, 2021

The NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Programme is inviting family carers to take part in a workshop. Attending the workshop will help you to be able to identify when the person you care for is becoming more unwell (deteriorating health) and how to tell a health...

It’s International Day of People with Disabilities

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, Mental health, News on 3rd December, 2020

The third of December marks the International Day of People with Disabilities, with the 2020 theme being ‘not all disabilities are visible’. This annual awareness day reminds us to celebrate the amazing skills and talents individuals with disabilities have, and reminds us of the varying support needs people with disabilities...

Year of the Nurse, Lynsey's story

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, News, Nursing, Recovery and wellbeing on 11th August, 2020

Year of the Nurse, Lynsey's story

Last week we congratulated Lynsey, Lisa and Robyn on successfully graduating and becoming the first cohort of Learning Disability Nurses whose studies have been funded by our organisation. This week, Lynsey talks us through her journey to becoming a nurse, including the worries and disappointments of studying during the pandemic. Her...

Congratulations to our Learning Disability Nurses

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in #ProudofDPT, Learning disability, News, Nursing on 3rd August, 2020

The first cohort of Learning Disability Nurses whose studies have been funded by Devon Partnership NHS Trust qualified on the 27 July. Jenny Gilbert, Assistant Practitioner, Primary Care Liaison Team, has been in touch to congratulate the nurses on their hard work and determination. Jenny said: "I would like to...

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...

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