Provisional standards for the forthcoming system of competency checks that will allow nurses and midwives to renew their registration every three years have been released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The jury has been discharged in the trial of a staff nurse accused of killing three patients and poisoning 18 more at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.
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Recent figures estimate that around 14 million people living in the UK are affected by bladder dysfunction, with a further six million reported as having difficulty with bowel control.
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Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on patient isolation, in association with the Infection Prevention Society, which explores precautions to prevent infection spread.
A pilot project is training health professionals to recognise continence problems in children during routine appointments, to ensure they receive early intervention.
All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.
Frequency volume charts provide an objective measure of bladder function, which is essential to support the correct diagnosis and treatment of urological problems.
Pelvic floor exercises are effective at successfully managing pelvic organ prolapse, but do they have long-term benefits? New evidence on this information is presented with expert commentary.
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Whistleblowers who have suffered as a result of speaking out should receive an apology and see action taken to remedy the harm done to them, according to the latest report by the health select committee into the handling of complaints within the NHS.
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Foot care can prevent mobility problems and social isolation; it is a crucial part of nursing care, particularly for older patients, who may be unable to care for their own feet
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Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has been using the Allocate Software System to ensure it has the right number of nursing staff and the right skill mix to match the acuity of its patients. Its team reveal why it’s making a difference
A pilot looking at treating prostate cancer away from cancer centres and at home had a major impact on capacity, cost, patient satisfaction and experience