Download the flyer from: https://ldcop.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/SE-MH-and-LD-Flyer-cohort-4-2024-.pdf
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Creating Caring Cultures Fellowship for aspiring leaders and early career frontline Registered Learning Disability Nurses
A space has become available on this programme – starts 17 January 2023. If you are interested in this programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org
An exciting development opportunity for aspiring leaders and early career frontline registered learning disability nurses:
- structured around the FoNS Creating Caring Cultures model
- open to RNLDs who are between 6 months and 5 years post qualification at the start of the programme (working in any health or care setting – currently England only)
- includes virtual workshops, follow up facilitated active learning sessions, mentorship within the organisation, mentorship at a regional/national level (career planning) and a small bursary
In this programme, FoNS supports participants to begin their leadership journey by creating opportunities and space for reflection, discovery and learning. The programme will equip participants with the skills and confidence to develop into the facilitative leaders of the future. It includes mentorship and coaching support at a local and regional/national level as well as personal development planning and will enable participants to realise their leadership aspirations and develop leadership capacity within organisations.
If you are interested in this programme, email email@example.com
24th of November 2022 a workshop for people working in clinical researchImproving-accessibility-to-research_flyer-for-research-delivery
1st and the 8th of December a workshop for people with learning disabilities, their families and or carersImproving-accessibility-to-research_flyer-for-experts-by-experience
The essential role of the health and care workforce in reducing reliance on psychotropic medications – ‘STOMP’ and ‘STAMP’
STOMP (Stopping Over Medication of People with a learning disability, autism or both) and STAMP (Supporting Treatment and Appropriate Medication in Paediatrics) are national projects, launched by NHS England and involving many different organisations, aiming to stop the overuse of psychotropic medicines.
It is estimated that on an average day in England between 30,000 and 35,000 people with a learning disability, autism or both are taking prescribed psychotropic medication without appropriate clinical justification.
This is a medication which results in alterations to perception, mood or consciousness. Long-term use of these medicines puts people at unnecessary risk of a wide range of side effects including weight gain, organ failure and even premature death.
We have launched a questionnaire to hear from colleagues across the health and care sector, including family carers, about your experiences of using STOMP and STAMP within your job roles and how awareness and understanding of STOMP and STAMP could be improved.
Understanding the views of health and care professionals with experience in supporting people is essential to identifying opportunities and building solutions to prevent the overuse and inappropriate use of psychotropic medications.
The questionnaire is open now until Friday 16 December 2022.
Find out more on our project page here: www.vodg.org.uk/resource/stomp-and-stamp-the-essential-role-of-the-health-and-care-workforce-in-reducing-the-reliance-on-psychotropic-medication.html If you have questions about the survey or would prefer to talk through your views with a researcher, please email firstname.lastname@example.org