Gweneth Moulster OBE

Consultant Learning Disability Nurse

I am an independent consultant nurse, and Honorary Senior Fellow with Kingston University & St George’s University of London

I have always enjoyed working with students and qualified nurses to support professional and personal development. I see mentorship as an important part of my role. It is exciting and an honour to see my colleagues grow and develop to meet the ever-expanding challenges faced by learning disability nurses.

I have extensive experience of person-centred working with people who have learning disabilities, families, advocates, health professionals and others to improve the quality of health experiences and outcomes. I have worked with a wide range of health needs and complexity across inpatient and community care and been involved in changing and developing services.

I am part of the team who developed the Health Equalities Framework (HEF) and led on the development and implementation of the Moulster and Griffiths Nursing Model winning the RCN learning disability nursing awards in 2012 and 2016. I am also part of the #keephoLDNon team – a small virtual team formed during the pandemic to help raise the spirts of students and LD nurses. We were thrilled to be recognised as finalists in the RCN, Nursing Times and LD and Autism awards 2021.

I’m a great believer in finding person centred solutions that help people have better health and wellbeing. One example of this is my ‘Pain Pictures’ tool for identifying the likelihood of pain in people with complex communication needs.

In 2016 I was proud to be awarded an OBE for services to nursing and people with learning disabilities. I feel this award reflected the growing awareness of the value learning disability nurses bring and reflects the work of so many of my colleagues, reinforcing how proud I am to be a learning disability nurse.