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Who are nurses voting for the 2015 general election?

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'Nurses have a duty to actively engage in the political process'

'Nurses have a duty to actively engage in the political process' Subscription Required

20-Apr-2015

The past few weeks have been a turbulent time for the healthcare system.

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Patients should be referred to an ophthalmic unit in cases of suspected cataracts

Nurses' role in early detection of cataracts Subscription Required

20-Apr-2015

By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.

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Childhood coeliac disease: diagnostic pathways update Subscription Required

20-Apr-2015

Amended coeliac disease guidelines mean some symptomatic children can now be diagnosed without having to have a biopsy of their small bowel.

People with dementia may reactivate distressing memories from the past

How a time machine concept aids dementia care Subscription Required

20-Apr-2015

A “time machine” analogy is a useful way of understanding memory problems in people with dementia, better enabling health professionals to make appropriate interventions.

Reducing smoking is one of the seven priorities for improving the public's health

Seven priorities to improve public health Subscription Required

20-Apr-2015

To help meet the nation’s future health challenges, Public Health England has drawn up a set of areas health professionals can focus on to positively impact on public health.

Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

13-Apr-2015

Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on how to tell the difference between dementia, delirium and depression in older people, to ensure they receive the right care.

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Small changes, big differences

Nursing staff can and should be involved in the procurement of the products that they use on a daily basis.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network (CPSN), have joined forces to help nursing staff use their unparalleled knowledge and experience to have a say in how their trust purchases and utilises key clinical supplies.

Watch their video (above) to find out how this approach is ensuring greater levels of patient safety and saving money at Tower Hamlets PCT.

Learn more about the campaign here

Community and public health nursing

Community and Public Health Nursing. 5th Edition

24-Apr-2015

‘I would recommend this book to student nurses, community and district nurses and anybody with a passion for public health nursing.’

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Looking for a career change?

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.

Upwards bullying

Managers can find themselves being bullied by members of their own team

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Time to choose

CANCER: TIME TO CHOOSE

Five years from now half of us will face cancer during our lives.

Advance care planning video

Overview of Advance Care Planning: Video

Watch our video which gives an overview of Advance Care Planning.

Buying smarter, buying safer

Buying smarter, buying safer

A new campaign is set to encourage nurses to get involved in the purchasing of clinical products to ensure greater patient safety and more cost-effective treatment. The RCN, NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network have worked together to produce a toolkit to help nurses buy better

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Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: Scanner could be 'game changer' in pressure ulcer prevention

20-Apr-2015

Nursing teams at UK hospitals are trialling a hand-held scanner that could transform diagnosis and prevention of pressure ulcers, according to the US nurse behind the idea.

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'Knowledge of how to care for people with dementia is not reaching many staff'

20-Apr-2015

A few weeks ago I went to see Still Alice and cried. Despite close contact with people with dementia it was a shock to see a middle-aged woman with the condition, her rapid decline and the impact her illness had on those around her. As a woman in my fifties I was also frightened by what the future might hold.

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Nurses could determine the next government, but who deserves our vote?

Nurses could determine the next government, but who deserves our vote?

23-Apr-2015

Many people question the value of their vote in the upcoming election. What’s the point? Will it make any difference?

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Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses?

Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses?

A zero tolerance approach to violence and aggression has been widely adopted in healthcare but health professionals must be flexible in how they tackle such situations

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