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Annual Learning Disability Get Together

On Wednesday 10 July the Learning Disability Nursing Get together took place at Kingston Hill.

Annual learning disability get together

The Get together is an annual event organised by the Learning Disability team and attended by all learning disability student nurses across the three years of the course. This year a new student due to start the course in September also attended. In addition, partners from practice who support students in their placements, attend the event.

This year’s Key Note speakers were Phil Boulter, a Nurse Consultant from Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust, who gave an update on the Health Equalities Framework; Ben Thomas, a Professional Adviser on Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing from the Department of Health, who presented on Key messages from their Department; and Colin Parish, the Editor of Learning Disability Practice, who discussed writing for publications.

In addition, group work activities took place addressing issues around employability which provided great networking opportunities for the participants.