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'Bridging the age gap could help to solve the staffing crisis'

'Bridging the age gap could help to solve the staffing crisis' Subscription Required


I was discussing nursing with a colleague last week and we shared stories of why we chose it as a career.

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Student nurse feedback can help ensure clinical placements meet students' needs

Encouraging student feedback on placements Subscription Required


After eliciting students’ views on what makes a good practice placement, one trust is now working to make sure students feel able to raise concerns.

Dosette boxes can help people with memory problems self manage diabetes

Managing diabetes in people with dementia Subscription Required


The number of patients with both type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising, which poses new challenges in blood glucose monitoring and medicines administration.

Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management

Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management Subscription Required


Nurses are increasingly likely to care for patients with type 2 diabetes. This learning unit will increase understanding of its causes, prevention, treatment and management.

Evidence on whether brief interventions in school reduce substance use was mixed

Interventions to tackle substance use in schools Subscription Required


A Cochrane review explored the evidence for brief interventions undertaken in schools to reduce substance misuse and other problematic behavioural outcomes for adolescents who use substances.

Using information prescriptions in diabetes

Using information prescriptions in diabetes Subscription Required


Diabetes UK has developed information prescriptions to give people with diabetes clear information and advice to help them improve their health outcomes.

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Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual

Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual: The Henry Street Model for Nurses (second edition)


‘There is lots of opportunity for a student to pick this book up and be able to see how someone else has previously experienced the same as they are now going through. ‘

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Researcher calls for investment in ‘pivotal’ specialist nurses


The NHS must consider investment in nurses with specialist training in advanced practice to ultimately reduce costs and increase efficiency, according to a UK healthcare academic.

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An innovative way to overcome the tricky issue of visiting hours


The topic of when and for how long relatives and friends can visit on hospital wards has long been a much discussed topic.

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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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Safe staffing on the table

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



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