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Here you will find video clips, websites and reports, providing an insight into the world of learning disability nursing.

Useful Video Clips/Blogs



Student Nurse’s Poem

Molly performs her poem at the Royal College of Nursing Congress. A poignant insight into nursing as a profession.  Could you be that special person?


Hear what experienced Scottish LD Nurses have to say about why they became a LD nurse.

Useful Websites

Nursing and Midwifery Council

The nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

HandsPositive Choices

Positive Choices is a conference held yearly to support Learning Disability Nursing Students, who want to drive interest and support for the field.

The Scottish Learning Disability Nursing Network

Best practice in learning disability nursing across Scotland is shared here and membership is open to student nurses and practitioners.

The Scottish Consortium for Learning Disabilities

Find out what people with learning disabilities are doing to help us get it right for them.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

This education and training body ensures that patients and their families get the best healthcare possible from well trained and educated staff.

View Mental Health and Learning Disabilities publications and resources.

My World of Work

Glasgow-Clyde_libraryThinking about going to college or university? Looking for a job? Or considering a career change? My World of Work is there to help you through every stage of your working life, from school right up until you retire.

NHS Scotland Recruitment

See the many options for employment in nursing today.

The Knowledge Network – Learning Disabilities Portal

These webpages bring together a collection of quality assured information and learning resources to support your practice as a health and social care professionals.

Scottish Learning Disability Nurses Network (student subgroup)

Useful Reports

Keys to Life: improving quality of life for people with learning disabilities

The main Scottish Strategy Document (Scottish Government, 2013).

The Keys to Life: Implementation Framework and Priorities 2015 – 2017

Strengthening the Commitment

Students at Edinburgh Napier UniversityReport of the UK Modernising Learning Disabilities Nursing Review (Scottish Government, 2012).

Strengthening the Commitment: One year on

Progress report on the UK Modernising Learning Disabilities Nursing Review (Scottish Government, 2013).

The National Model for Pre-Registration Learning Disability Nursing

The Scottish Government and key stakeholders are working in partnership to develop the National Model to provide excellent Pre-Registration Learning Disability Nursing programmes that are accessible to prospective student nurses across Scotland. GCU and ENU have dedicated Clinical Academics who work with colleges and NHS Boards to improve routes into the RNLD programme.

The National Model has successfully increased the number and diversity of practice placements available across Scotland. Student placements can be urban or rural; in a diverse range of clinical practice settings including children’s services, prison health care, learning disability assessment and treatment services and Community Learning Disability Nursing.

Learning Disability Statistics Scotland – 2014 Report

Links to BN Learning Disabilities University Recruitment Pages

Edinburgh Napier University

Glasgow Caledonian University