News and events

Throughout the year, the network hosts a range of events and training. See below, for information around upcoming events on the network. 

Do you want to become a peer reviewer?

As a peer reviewer you will visit other learning disability services. This provides an excellent opportunity to learn from other services, share good practice, contribute to the peer review process and network with colleagues. 

More information about the benefits of being a peer reviewer can be found on this poster

Training is open to all staff working in QNLD member services. This includes consultants and specialist registrars (SpR), registered mental health nurses and nurses in training, ward managers and matrons, support workers and wider MDT. This is an excellent opportunity for professional development, to contribute to the peer review process and to facilitate networking and the sharing of best practice.

Training takes place via Microsoft Teams and will be facilitated by a member of the QNLD project team. To join the next training session, please complete the booking form

Date: Monday 20 November

Topic: Innovative Care: Exploring Best Practices in Learning Disability Services

Our next QNLD Annual Forum is taking place via Zoom on Monday 20 November. It will be a full day event, featuring various engaging presentations from community and inpatient learning disability services. The event also provides an opportunity for you to network and share learning with colleagues.

The event is free for all staff working in QNLD member services and cost £55 for non-members. To register for the event, please fill out the booking form.

We hope the see you there.

Any queries? Contact the project team:

QNLD 'Empowering Staff Well-being and Retention' Special Interest Day 2023

The day included presentations on the current status and future of learning disability nursing, sustainability principles and the QNLD standards, rotational posts, using quality improvement to enhance staff wellbeing, and staff wellbeing. More information can be found on the event programme

QNLD 'Legal Issues' Special Interest Day 2022

The day included presentations on informed consent to treatment with medication, capacity and sexual relations, executive dysfunction and rights for restricted and conditionally discharged patients delivered by a panel of leading experts. More information can be found on the event programme.

QNLD 'Working with co-morbidities' Annual Forum 2022 

The day included presentations on epilepsy and intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders, physical health checks, environmental needs of people with Autism, managing constipation, trauma informed care and advocacy. More information can be found on the event programme.

Slides and recordings of events can be made available to QNLD members on request, to access the resources please contact the project team via email.

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