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Year of the Nurse, Lynsey's story

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Learning disability, News, Nursing 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...

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...

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