News and events

QNLD Online Peer-reviewer Training

28 May 2020

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Via Microsoft Teams

As we are currently unable to carry out peer-reviewer training from the College due to COVID-19 and government advice, we will be offering online training sessions. These sessions will take place on Microsoft Teams and be facilitated by a member of the QNLD project team.

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.

The first training session will take place on 28 May 2020 at 2-4pm. Booking is open now, if you would like to attend please fill out the booking form here.

QNLD Annual Forum

26 May 2020

10.00am - 4:00pm

Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB

This event is now cancelled due to COVID-19 and government advice.

If you have any questions about any QNLD events please contact or call 020 7301 2658.

Past Events

'Special Interest Day on 'Physical health'

6 March 2020

The presentations from this event can be found below:

Development and use of a web based mental capacity assessment tool 
Dr Karen Dodd, Associate Director & Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Trust.

Role of the specialist learning disability physiotherapist
Sara Bruce, Lead Clinician Physiotherapist & David Standley, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust & ACPPLD.

Improving access to radiotherapy for a patient with additional needs
Amy Dodd, Team Leader Treatment & Clinical Development Radiographer, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

Physical Activity Questionnaire for People with Learning Disability (LDPAQ)
Dr Marjan Ghazirad, Consultant Psychiatrist & Dr Farshad Shaddel, Consultant Psychiatrist, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust & St Andrews Healthcare

QNLD Newsletter

QNLD publishes a biannual newsletter which contains the latest news on the project, as well as contributions from our member services about the work they have been doing.

The project team are always looking for submissions for the next edition so if you have a project or innovation you would like to tell us about, or a piece of artwork created by your service users you want to share, please get in contact with us on 

Standards for Community Learning Disability Services published

We are pleased to announce that we have published the First Edition of Standards for Community Learning Disability Services in October 2019. In light of the Transforming Care agenda and the move away from inpatient treatment, towards better community services we feel this is a timely and important development to keep our work relevant to the services we support.

The standards are available here and more information on the project will be available soon.

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