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Exclusive: Staffing will remain key challenge, warns Carter

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The NHS is going to be dependent on overseas nurses for “many years to come” if it is to ride out the current workforce crisis, the outgoing leader of the Royal College of Nursing has warned.


Monitor claims it is not telling trusts to stop hiring nurses

5-Aug-2015 | By

Monitor has insisted it was “not telling trusts to stop recruiting clinical staff” in the high profile letter it sent to them earlier this week outlining emergency measures to try to reduce their deficits.

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'Nurse revalidation will help ensure continual improvement'

'Nurse revalidation will help ensure continual improvement' Subscription Required


I believe revalidation will help us meet the professional imperative to improve the service we provide.

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Spirituality is a fundamental part of nursing

How relevant is spirituality to patient-centred care? Subscription Required


The new NMC Code makes no reference to spiritual care but do nurses have the appropriate support to meet patients’ spiritual needs?

Nurse-led treatment for occipital neuralgia

Nurse-led treatment for occipital neuralgia Subscription Required


Occipital nerve injections to treat occipital neuralgia are often administered by doctors, but a nurse-led clinic proved to be more favourable with patients.

Nurses should give distressing information to patients in a considerate way

Adhering to new duty of candour guidance Subscription Required


Understanding why and how to adhere to new guidance about the duty of candour is crucial to improving patient safety and the patient experience.

The thirst sensation diminishes with age

Detecting dehydration in older people: useful tests Subscription Required


Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.

A nurse-led pathway to treat self-harm injuries

A nurse-led pathway to treat self-harm injuries Subscription Required


Challenges of attending accident and emergency units with patients presenting with minor injuries caused by self-harm were overcome via a nurse-led care pathway.

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Medikidz – Explain Breast Cancer

Medikidz – Explain Breast Cancer


‘It is peer reviewed and reviewed by children and this adds to the value of the book.’

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Visit our dedicated Career Zone for interview and application advice, whether you're looking for a career change, a new position or your first nursing role.

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Tackle bullying in your nursing team

Confronting bullying can be challenging because bullies try to avoid accountability

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Katie Mansfield-Loynes

In praise of gerontology

Katie Mansfield-Loynes, Barchester Healthcare’s head of clinical learning and development, feels it’s time for a revolution in the care of older people

Always ready to care Allocate software

Always ready to care

The Responsive Workforce Model at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS), backed by Allocate Software HealthRoster and SafeCare, has reduced agency spend, ensured quality and freed up nurses for hands-on care

Sue Ryder

Cultivating the nursing leaders of tomorrow

Nurses who come to Sue Ryder often stay and progress further and further within their career


Nursing Times leaders

Nursing Times Leaders: Nominations now open

Nursing Times (NT) has opened nominations to find the country’s most inspirational nursing leaders. The individual could come from a frontline nursing role, management, research and academia.

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Former palliative care nurse dies at euthanasia clinic


Gill Pharaoh, a former palliative care nurse who was aged 75 and reported to be in good health, has ended her life at a Swiss euthanasia clinic after describing getting old as “awful”.

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Hospital discharge is still putting patients at risk


There is more to planning a hospital discharge than ordering medications and booking the transport. All the care and treatment that patients receive while in hospital can be compromised if their discharge home leaves them vulnerable.

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What are we doing to address the ongoing crisis in leg ulcer care in the UK?

Leg ulcers: let’s do the sums

What are we doing to address the ongoing UK crisis in leg ulcer care? Find out how you can help improve care for patients nationwide

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