Tweet Chats


Celebrate Me: Evidencing the Impact and Securing the Future of Learning Disability Nursing

First Tweet Chat: 8.30 BST, 22 May 2018

This is the first in a series of three Tweet Chats (subsequent chats are 19 June and 17 July) hosted by FoNS.

FoNS aspiration for this project is to generate a new narrative for learning disability nursing and so, in order to reach out to nurses as widely as possible the three chats aim to capture experiences from across primary, secondary and tertiary health and social care. Visit https://ldnurses.wordpress.com/about/ for more information about he background to ‘Celebrate Me’.

Tweet Chat

The first #weldns Tweet Chat will focus on learning disability nursing within community living and primary care. In accordance with the NICE glossary of definitions this includes any ‘healthcare delivered outside hospitals’. This could include GP, dentistry, opticians, ill health prevention, health promotion, public health, PBS, community clinics, health centres, walk-in centres, residential and social care provision.

 @FoNSCharity and @WeLDNurses invites you to share your experiences of positive practice, either during the tweet chat or in advance, and consider the following questions for discussion on the night:

  •  Where and how are learning disability nurses having a positive impact on the lives of people with a learning disability and their families?
  • Why is learning disability nursing an essential role to sustain in primary care above and beyond other people and professionals who deliver services?
  • To what extent is the role of learning disability nursing understood in primary care and how can this be strengthened?
  • What support do learning disability nurses working at the frontline of services in primary care need to strengthen their role?
  • Is the current educational provision for learning disability nursing fit for purpose and what needs to change to enhance this?
  • Programmes for educating and training future learning disability nurses are under threat – how would you articulate the importance of sustaining programmes to universities etc?
  • Finally, what would your ‘elevated pitch’ to government and policy makers be about the importance of learning disability nursing?

Your involvement is vital to creating this new narrative for learning disability nursing and influencing policy makers regarding the future!


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