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'Learning disability nursing is still genuine nursing'

'Learning disability nursing is still genuine nursing' Subscription Required


Learning disability nursing? What’s that about? Well, that’s not real nursing is it? Oh you mean mental health? No.

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Reflecting on practice is useful for all staff

A new model of reflection for clinical practice Subscription Required


Reflecting on practice and critical incidents is valuable, but complex frameworks can be hard to remember. A new model has been created to simplify the process.

Research is needed for stroke rehabilitation

Improving upper limb function after stroke Subscription Required


Upper limb weakness following stroke has a negative impact on daily living and quality of life but the evidence for interventions is limited.

Hydrated residents have better appetites because they are more alert

Reducing dehydration in residents of care homes Subscription Required


Involving all staff in strategies to improve hydration among residents enabled a care home to reduce health problems and improve the general atmosphere in the home.

Care home residents may not get the help they need to drink enough fluids

Do care homes increase risk of dehydration? Subscription Required


A study compared dehydration levels of older hospital patients arriving from care homes with those living in their own homes and found care home residents at increased risk.

Discharge after being in critical care is the start of a long recovery process for patients

Rehabilitating patients after critical care Subscription Required


Being in critical care can have negative effects on patients but implementing rehabilitation strategies at an early stage can aid long-term recovery.

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Helen Rooke

Life outside the NHS

Helen Rooke, a qualified nurse for 18 years, shares how her nursing career has progressed since she joined the private sector

Katie Mansfield-Loynes

In praise of gerontology

Katie Mansfield-Loynes, Barchester Healthcare’s head of clinical learning and development, feels it’s time for a revolution in the care of older people

Always ready to care Allocate software

Always ready to care

The Responsive Workforce Model at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS), backed by Allocate Software HealthRoster and SafeCare, has reduced agency spend, ensured quality and freed up nurses for hands-on care

NEW online CPD


Nursing Times Learning has re-launched with features designed specifically to help support you in meeting your revalidation requirements.

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Nurse first on scene after Shoreham air show disaster

Nurse describes being first on scene after air show crash


A nurse working as an immediate care volunteer was first on the scene at the Shoreham air show crash, when a vintage aircraft came down on a nearby road.

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'Let us help you get ready for revalidation'


It’s now five years since we launched Nursing Times Learning, our suite of online learning units, and in that time nurses have used it to complete over 35,000 hours’ CPD.

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'Are NICE's new guidelines on type 2 diabetes truly patient centred?'

'Are NICE's new guidelines on type 2 diabetes truly patient centred?'

Due to be published in August, the latest NICE guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes have been available for consultation since January.

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