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Learning Disability Nursing Forum

Championing rights, choices, dignity and respect

About the Learning Disability Nursing Forum

This forum is committed to raising the profile of learning disability nursing. We aim to promote the roles of learning disability nurses and help you to deliver quality service towards the health and social care of adults and children with a learning disability or autism.

The benefits of joining Learning Disability Nursing Forum

  • Access to relevant RCN resources
  • Communication with colleagues within your speciality
  • Peer support
  • An opportunity to share good practice and improve nursing care
  • A platform to express and shape the work of the RCN

Helpful resources

These resources are aimed at members working or interested in working in learning disability nursing. Most of the advice guides, subject guides and clinical information on our website including on RCN Learn may also be useful to your area of practice.

Our work

Discover what we're working on and for the future of health and social care and for patients with learning disabilities. 

Forum link nurses

Find out more about nurses with expertise and particular specialism in learning disabilities.

Meet the team

Find out more about our committee members and the forum professional leads.

Upcoming events

Read about upcoming learning disability conferences and workshops hosted by the RCN and other organisations. 


We welcome your views. Have your say on the latest consultations.

GP nursing and learning disabilities

Learn more about the inequalities experienced by those with learning disabilities within primary care.

Further resources

Most of the resources on our website are relevant to members either working or interested in working with adults and children with a learning disability or autism. This includes many of our advice guides and subject guides, as well as the clinical information on RCN Learn.


Read interesting blog articles written by our members on learning disability nursing issues.

Subject guides

Discover key learning disability nursing information resources, reports and journal articles.

Clinical Resources

Read about the varying roles within learning disability and autism health and social care throughout your career.

Join the Learning Disability Nursing forum

Join this network by logging in through your MyRCN account and get involved today.

Join our Facebook group

The RCN Learning Disability Nursing Forum Facebook group is a space for you to get involved in open discussions with colleagues.


Tell your story. Help transform nursing by sharing experiences and provide evidence to helps us be the advocate for change.