Labour will deliver 36,000 extra staff for the NHS including 20,000 extra nurses if it wins next year’s general election Ed Miliband pledged today.
Health Education England will pay for courses to encourage former nurses to return to the profession, Nursing Times can reveal ahead of a campaign to help address national staff shortages.
This Week's Practice
Patients receiving blood transfusions can die if errors are made and if the signs of a severe reaction are not recognised and acted on at an early stage
Use of gloves is widespread in clinical practice, but research suggests they are often used inappropriately, and that this increases infection risks to patients
England and Wales are currently experiencing unusually high rates of scarlet fever so it is vital that health professionals know what to do when someone is infected
Public Health England has published a toolkit to help acute trusts halt the spread of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE), a growing public health threat
Blood transfusion carries potentially serious hazards. Nurses have an important role in ensuring safe administration and in maintaining records to provide an audit trail
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‘This book is aimed at pre-registration nursing students. Many sections of the book would also be useful for healthcare assistants or assistant practitioners who are undergoing training courses.’
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It is crucial that all new technology introduced to healthcare settings is easy to use for staff.
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This week's issue
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In advance of the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual conference, I have been reflecting on the collective power of community nurses to improve the health of our nation - and when I say “community nurses” I mean nurses across the whole range of specialties.
The increase in liver disease is startling with it now being the fifth biggest killer in England and Wales with around a 25% increase in deaths in the last decade.
There is a “real and continuing problem” over the treatment of NHS staff who raise concerns about patient care, according to a report submitted to a national inquiry into whistleblowing.