The Nursing and Midwifery Council has defended a new system for the registration of overseas nurses, following claims it could put patients at risk.
Hospital trusts must provide healthy eating options for their staff as well as patients, under new rules on food quality in NHS organisations.
This Week's Practice
Patients needing blood transfusions should be told about risks and benefits of the procedure so they can give informed consent before it is undertaken
A patient is asking to have a healthy leg amputated as he feels it is not part of his body. Should such requests ever be granted? And, if so, in what circumstances?
There is a lack of information about patient satisfaction with bedside storage of drugs. Researchers evaluated inpatients’ experiences of a new medicines service
A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence
Reptiles carry pathogens that can be harmful to humans. Children, older people, and those who are in poor health are particularly vulnerable so campaigns to raise public awareness of the issue are recommended
Nursing Book club
‘This is book is aimed at pre-registration nursing students and other healthcare students but would also be appropriate for training or qualified assistant practitioners.’
Informatics provide opportunities to improve and manage care in new ways
One of the most commonly encountered situations we deal with as managers is when our junior nurses ‘make errors’.
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Personal Taxation Services debunks the myth that it’s easy to manage your own tax relief, and shows you just how much you could claim for - and how much you can save
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Nurses and midwives who completed their training outside Europe are to face new assessments of their eligibility to work in the UK, it has been announced.
Are agency nurses fit and proper? Working as a clinical lead for a nursing agency I can respond with a resounding yes.
Macmillan Cancer Resources
If anyone ever needed irrefutable evidence that depression doesn’t discriminate, the death of Robin Williams is surely it.
The role of investigating claims made by NHS whistleblowers could be taken out of the hands of hospital trusts, the head of a major government inquiry has indicated.
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Empathic curiosity is an approach to communicating with people with dementia. It focuses on their experiences and feelings about the present and controlling these