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'Raising concerns should be part of nursing education'

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As a student nurse I wholeheartedly welcome Sir Robert Francis’ recommendation to embed raising concerns in nursing education.

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Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

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Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.

One study found support groups did not effectively address psychosocial needs

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Hospital-based support groups are unable to meet the diverse needs of patients with cancer, and are being phased out in favour of more individualised support.

Writing for just 20 minutes per day will help you retain the skills you learn

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Writing about nursing practice is a skill that can be learned, and benefits patients by spreading good practice. Joining a writing group can help nurses continue writing.

Chest drains are used to release trapped air

Setting up a nurse-led chest drain clinic Subscription Required


Patients with ambulatory chest drains can be discharged home early if supported by review at a nurse-led clinic, patient information and a 24-hour helpline.

Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young child

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Skull fractures associated with intracranial injury are a leading cause of traumatic death in childhood. Children with head injuries should be monitored for signs of deterioration.

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Dementia: The one stop guide

Dementia: The one stop guide


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Exclusive: NHS leader defends use of overseas nurses and agency staff


The rhetoric and criticism surrounding the increasing use of overseas nurses to cope with NHS staffing shortages has been described as “insulting” by a senior health service manager.

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Launching the Nursing Times app: how Emap listened to the frontline


When the idea of launching a Nursing Times app was floated a few months ago I was cautiously excited.

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A real opportunity to embed healthcare into the very fabric of society

A real opportunity to embed healthcare into the very fabric of society


We as nurses pride ourselves on our person-centred and holistic approach to caring for patients, particularly older people.

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Dementia communication using empathic curiosity

Dementia communication using empathic curiosity

Empathic curiosity is an approach to communicating with people with dementia. It focuses on their experiences and feelings about the present and controlling these

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Safer staffing: figures at your fingertips

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


Delivering a patient-centred high-quality homecare prostate cancer service

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