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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Morecambe Bay findings 'at risk of being localised'

28-May-2015 | By

The chair of the Morecambe Bay inquiry has said there is “no indication” there will be a national review of isolated healthcare services that looks beyond maternity units, despite this being one of the key recommendations from his investigation.

Royal Mint

New commemorative £5 coin honours WWI nurse

28-May-2015 | By

The Royal Mint has struck a new £5 coin to honour nurse Edith Cavell, one of the most prominent female casualties of the First World War, as part of a series to mark the centenary of the conflict.

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'Reviving clinical supervision is the key to high-quality care'

'Reviving clinical supervision is the key to high-quality care' Subscription Required


At the end of the 1990s I worked as a practice development nurse at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

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Options for users of intermittent catheters Subscription Required


There are advantages for single-use and multi-use intermittent catheters; the MultICath study aims to explore the benefits to patients of using both types.

More fluids may help chronic constipation

Managing constipation in older people in hospital Subscription Required


Older people in hospital are at risk of constipation, which is often poorly managed. Failure to treat the condition can lead to increased morbidity and longer hospital stays.

In many countries, nurses could provide initial assessment and management

Improving continence care around the world Subscription Required


A review of continence services around the world revealed that a key element in improving care would be the use of trained nurse specialists at the first assessment.

Clinical supervision in a community setting

Clinical supervision in a community setting Subscription Required


When developing a clinical supervision system for nurses and allied health professionals, a community provider focused on flexibility to meet individual needs.


Managing indwelling urinary catheters in adults Subscription Required


Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on catheter care, focusing on the safe and appropriate use of indwelling urinary catheters to reduce patients’ risk of infection.

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Small changes, big differences

Nursing staff can and should be involved in the procurement of the products that they use on a daily basis.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network (CPSN), have joined forces to help nursing staff use their unparalleled knowledge and experience to have a say in how their trust purchases and utilises key clinical supplies.

Watch their video (above) to find out how this approach is ensuring greater levels of patient safety and saving money at Tower Hamlets PCT.

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Clinical Governance Improving the Quality of Healthcare for Patients and Service Users

Clinical Governance - Improving the Quality of Healthcare for Patients and Service Users


‘The highlight of the book is the practical application, which should support practitioners and service users to understand, apply and see improvements in quality of care.’

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Visit our dedicated Career Zone for interview and application advice, whether you're looking for a career change, a new position or your first nursing role.

Recognise tell-tale signs of active or passive bullying

How to effectively handle bullying in the workplace at the time of an attack

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Sue Ryder

Cultivating the nursing leaders of tomorrow

Nurses who come to Sue Ryder often stay and progress further and further within their career


Barchester leads the way in dementia and gerontology training

Barchester’s commitment to student and newly qualified nurses enables rapid career advancement

Buying smarter, buying safer

Buying smarter, buying safer

A new campaign is set to encourage nurses to get involved in the purchasing of clinical products to ensure greater patient safety and more cost-effective treatment. The RCN, NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network have worked together to produce a toolkit to help nurses buy better


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England lagging behind rest of UK on revalidation readiness


The introduction of a major new system of nurse competency checks risks being staggered across the UK, because England is lagging behind in its preparation.  

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'Let's realise the potential of our practice nurses'


I wonder if anyone was surprised by the recent news that a group of GP practices have been placed into special measures.

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Emma Pedley

'The warmth of a mother's body and a dribble of IV glucose is simply not enough'


Benedict was on the veranda of the inpatient department, cradled in her mother’s arms when I first met her.

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Exploring the role of CBT in mental health

Government initiatives have increased interest in cognitive behavioural therapy to treat people with mental health issues by helping them solve problems themselves

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Becoming a Macmillan specialist nurse

Hayley Pover on making the transition from ward sister to Macmillan clinical nurse specialist (CNS)

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