Stroke patients are more likely to die in units with lower nurse staffing levels at weekends, according to latest UK research.
Patients are being asked whether they would agree to a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) order by district nurses they have not met before, it has been claimed.
This Week's Practice
A strategy using concentric circles can help team leaders to maintain situational awareness when they are dealing with and overseeing to a clinical incident
A local study confirms research evidence that education and clinical placements are not increasing knowledge or promoting positive attitudes in older people’s care
One in four people in residential homes has diabetes. However, a national audit has found the condition is not being identified, monitored and treated adequately
Healthcare assistants have a vital role in recognising patient deterioration, but may lack the relevant skills. A tailored training programme can provide these
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Use your inner detective to recognise the clues that reveal your patients’ experience
The first public toilet in Britain opened over 150 years ago – and for a long time they were a matter of considerable civic pride.
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NHS mental health providers have lost thousands of nursing posts, amid accusations services are being “looted” to implement safe staffing levels in the acute sector in the wake of the Francis report into Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
If anyone ever needed irrefutable evidence that depression doesn’t discriminate, the death of Robin Williams is surely it.
International Nurses’ Day in May prompted a lively discussion on Twitter about the old days of nursing.
The role of investigating claims made by NHS whistleblowers could be taken out of the hands of hospital trusts, the head of a major government inquiry has indicated.
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The risks of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia are well known. A review by pharmacists with care home staff led to the drugs being reduced or discontinued