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.
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.
At the end of the 1990s I worked as a practice development nurse at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
This Week's Practice
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.
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.
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.
When developing a clinical supervision system for nurses and allied health professionals, a community provider focused on flexibility to meet individual needs.
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.
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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‘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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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.
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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Government initiatives have increased interest in cognitive behavioural therapy to treat people with mental health issues by helping them solve problems themselves