Ministers could end free university education for student nurses in a bid to boost the numbers joining the NHS workforce, under proposals put forward by national education bodies.
Top nurses have called upon leaders in the profession to strengthen the sector’s voice at a political level, with one claiming “Carry On” film stereotypes about nursing still remain in places.
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This Week's Practice
The first part of this series described how pain is detected in the body. This article describes the process of pain transmission and how this relates to pain management.
A drug trolley surveillance device can improve the security of medications for ward administration by sounding an alarm if a drug trolley is left unattended.
Assistant practitioners can free nurses to focus on advanced practice but there are concerns about delegation of care to an unregulated workforce.
A project provided children and young people with better care and support, and improved education and awareness for parents and teachers.
The first of a three-part series on the management of pain describes how pain is detected in the body and the implications for clinical practice.
This week's book review
‘This book would be well placed for student nurse close to qualifying and also newly qualified nurses in their first professionally role.’
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It is estimated that one in 1,333 members of the English population has experienced a severe allergic reaction during their lives. Anaphylaxis affects the airway, breathing, circulation or a combination of the three.
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Nurse prescribers have become “embedded” in practice as their numbers continue to grow, but experts have warned their continued success is at risk from skill loss, outdated practice and the need for more education funding.
Analysis of complaints sent to the health service ombudsman has found that not receiving an adequate apology is the most common complaint, accounting for a third of cases last year.
As a teacher of foreign languages, Helen frequently comes across opinions about English language testing for nurses that seem to be formed from very little information