January is the best month for nurses to apply for a new job because there is less competition at the start of the year, according to new figures.
Junk food could be off the menu in hospital canteens as overweight doctors and nurses are encouraged to slim down to set a good example to patients.
NEW Quiz Yourself: Drug Calculations
This month the guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to determine nursing staff requirements in adult acute wards was launched.
This Week's Practice
Patients with tracheostomies are at risk of serious complications. A review of care given to these patients has resulted in a range of recommendations
Careful foot care for patients with diabetes can help to avoid foot ulcers and amputation. Practice nurses should know how to carry out a foot assessment
Nursing Book club
‘Everyone who has anything to do with drug calculations should have this book, even the doctors!’
Ensure your new management position gets off to a good start by separating your roles as manager and friend
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Nurses will be encouraged to look for ways to save money on essentials, such as gloves and syringes, as part of a major campaign being developed by the Royal College of Nursing and NHS Supply Chain.
An acute trust plans to open a 24-hour helpline for its staff, after almost 30% reported being bullied by colleagues and managers.
Inevitably nurses in some areas such as cardiac care and casualty are more ready than others. Are you ready for such an event?
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This week's open access article
Why are patients and healthcare professionals not as engaged with respiratory care as with other diseases?
Having been involved in the asthma deaths inquiry panel, Rebecca Sherrington questions why simple changes aren’t being made in respiratory care
Cut costs, improve efficiency and experience, and meet targets with the help of real-time feedback