The NMC is not failing and the planned fee rise could be worse, insists its chief executive Jackie Smith, who tells Shaun Lintern the regulator needs more time and money.
Nurses must remember basic hygiene measures in order to bring down “unacceptable” infection rates in the NHS, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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Being subject to disciplinary proceedings can be a daunting experience; knowing about the process and being properly prepared can help reduce this anxiety
Continence problems can limit the lives of young people with spina bifida. A nurse-led telehealth clinic used Skype for remote discussions to develop their independence
Patients with long-term conditions are often experts on their condition, which is why self-management is encouraged in diabetes.
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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Giving staff role clarity will help to will bring improvements to patient care, says Brendan Brown
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‘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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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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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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60 seconds with...Jacqueline O'Brien, staff nurse at University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust
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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Carolyn Morrice, new chief nurse, says nursing is at the heart of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust’s vision