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 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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The new NMC Code makes no reference to spiritual care but do nurses have the appropriate support to meet patients’ spiritual needs?
Occipital nerve injections to treat occipital neuralgia are often administered by doctors, but a nurse-led clinic proved to be more favourable with patients.
Understanding why and how to adhere to new guidance about the duty of candour is crucial to improving patient safety and the patient experience.
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.
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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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”.
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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