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Developing a magnetic sign system to ensure patients receive appropriate nutritional care

16-Apr-2014

Good nutritional care is crucial to patient recovery. A trust produced a pictorial magnetic system to enable staff to easily identify nutritional needs

Reducing admissions with patient group directions

Reducing admissions with patient group directions Subscription Required

11-Apr-2014

Using patient group directions helped a COPD community service to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, improve patient experience and reduce costs

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'Why do we remain so blasé about administering oxygen?'

'Why do we remain so blasé about administering oxygen?'

11-Apr-2014

Oxygen is one of the most commonly administered drugs in acute care, often at high doses. However, given inappropriately, it can have adverse effects and, in susceptible patients, its injudicious use causes harm - even death.

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Listening is harder than you think Subscription Required

16-Apr-2014

A few years ago I met Tony Benn on a train from Nottingham to London. It was one of those chance encounters and as we started to talk Mr Benn asked me about my job, what I thought about nursing and the problems in the NHS.

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Brendan Brown

Brendan Brown: 'Clear roles and uniforms give patients clarity, and staff pride'

9-Apr-2014

Giving staff role clarity will help to will bring improvements to patient care, says Brendan Brown

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Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education

Creating & Sustaining Civility in nursing education

7-Apr-2014

‘While this book focuses on the work of a nurse educator with incivility and creating a culture of civility, anyone who works within the healthcare setting and interacts with patients would benefit from reading this book. ’

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You can deliver strong productivity

You can deliver strong productivity

Don’t use excuses for lack of progress. Learn process skills to ensure you get things done

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Nursing times leaders

Nursing Times leaders

Do you know a nursing leader who deserves recognition?

Nursing Times is looking for the UK’s top nursing leaders, and we need your help.

Major review of nurse education and training in England

15-Apr-2014

A major review of pre- and post-registration training for nurses and midwives in England is to be carried out to improve standards of patient care, Nursing Times can reveal.

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Social media pioneers

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Homerton University Hospital

Exclusive: Homerton safety review after claims from 'unhappy midwives'

9-Apr-2014

Commissioners have ordered an external review of the maternity unit at Homerton University Hospital Trust in the light of ongoing “safety concerns” raised by an anonymous group of midwives.

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Why management skills are a priority for nurses

Why management skills are a priority for nurses

Management skills are often valued less than leadership and clinical skills, but the NHS would come to a standstill without them

No longer can we maintain the status quo: Make your voice heard

No longer can we maintain the status quo: Make your voice heard

10-Apr-2014

The UK health service is generally awash with a plethora of reports, policies and opinion pieces about the need to transform services.

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Jacqueline O'Brien

60 seconds with...Jacqueline O'Brien, staff nurse at University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust

16-Apr-2014

We talk to Jacqueline O’Brien, staff nurse at University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust, caremaker and chair of the Student Quality Ambassador scheme, who qualified in September 2013.

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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Great opportunities to extend clinical skills across acute and community settings

15-Apr-2014

Carolyn Morrice, new chief nurse, says nursing is at the heart of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust’s vision

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