The health service has nearly 4,000 fewer senior nurses than it did just four years ago, according to a report by the Royal College of Nursing.
Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than women with less body fat, researchers have found.
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Meningococcal disease is the leading cause of death from infection among children and young people in the UK, and it is difficult to recognise and treat
Although a common and usually self-limiting skin condition, impetigo needs to be treated effectively to prevent recurrence and the spread of infection
Emmeline McArdle, a nurse from Kent, knows only too well the devastation that meningococcal B meningitis (MenB) and septicaemia cause.
Last week’s announcement that an apprenticeship route into nursing is to be developed has caused quite a stir.
In the hotseat
Far too many people, who hold positions of power, are dragging their feet and not addressing how to make it safe for staff to speak out, says Helene Donnelly
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‘It would be an ideal addition to any collection routinely involved with educating students primarily within their university segments of teaching’
Wellbeing strategies can help you cope with whatever life throws at you
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Work on proposals and a consultation for another increase in the annual registration fee is continuing, despite early objections from nurses, according to the Department of Health.
The “old days” where clinical errors were not disclosed must give way to an environment that allows staff to be trained and supported in “admitting, reporting and learning fully from mistakes”, according to an independent review for the government.
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E-cigarettes are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to smoking. However, it is still not clear whether they are a safe and effective way of quitting
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We talk to Richard Knowles, head of prison healthcare at Care UK, HMP Isle of Wight, who has been a nurse for 34 years.
Diabetes UK’s Professional Conference starts today in Liverpool.Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, tells Nursing Times why the charity’s foot campaign is still a priority.
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