Russell is currently working as an independent Clinician/ Chair attending Care and Treatment reviews in secure services under Transforming care. Before this Russell was employed on a secondment to NHS England to support the transforming care agenda as a regional project manager. Prior to this he managed the Learning Disability Outreach team in Leicester. He has worked as a learning disability nurse for over 30 years, across residential and community services. He has a Masters degree in ‘Learning Disability –Quality of Life’ and has a passion for sharing knowledge to benefit others. His specific interests relate to his hands on experience of managing a ‘challenging needs team’. He used to chair the East Midlands Learning Disability Nurse Network.
Russell Woolgar summarises a study of family contact during out of area placements for patients in a specialist forensic intellectual disability service.[read the full story...]
Lean working has been described as ‘working smarter not harder’.
Here Russell Woolgar looks at an evaluation of a pilot project, which introduced this approach into a community learning disability team.[read the full story...]
Russell Woolgar looks at a qualitative study which set out to listen to the lived experiences of men with learning disabilities who set fires.[read the full story...]
Responses to behaviour that challenges are far more likely to be successful if based on good quality functional analysis.
In his debut blog, Russell Woolgar considers the effectiveness of Trial Based Functional Assessment, and looks at a systematic review which also aims to identify future areas for research.[read the full story...]