The number of learning disability nurses is diminishing.
Figures from NHS Digital* show the number of learning disabilities nurses practising in England has dropped by 40% since 2010, to just 3,247. More investment is needed in this area of nursing.
In May 2018, RCN Congress passed an emergency resolution to protect and promote learning disability nursing, for which there was 100% support.
You can help us grow
If you would like to champion learning disability nursing, join the RCN’s Learning Disability Nursing Forum