Leg ulcers take the same time to heal when patients wear compression stockings as they do with traditional bandages, according to a UK study.
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This Week's Practice
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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority relies on health professionals to report adverse drug reactions to maximise patient safety
Two contrasting events occurred this month. Both stirred my emotions. More NHS bad news was splashed all over the media. On the front page of The Guardian, “Hospital faces claim of cancer care cover-up. Police considering allegations that delays to treatment put lives at risk”. Despite living and working over a hundred miles from Colchester I was upset. As an NHS nurse, I felt connected to the allegations of poor care.
When the announcement came that the three acute mental health wards in the unit I worked were to become single-sex, there was uproar.
In the hotseat
Behind the Rituals
NHS hospitals should ban smoking on their premises and staff should be told not to help patients who want to smoke, according to newguidance according to new NICE guidance.
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Nursing Book club
‘This book will be appropriate across all levels of nursing from NVQ support staff to ward managers and service providers.’
Weekly news focus
The publication of the first national plan for the health workforce has been delayed by Health Education England, as discussions with the Department of Health over its budget allocation continue.
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We talk to Dallas Pounds, who qualified as a nurse in 1989 and is now chief executive of Trinity Hospice, London.
Nurses are to be required by their code of conduct to report “near misses” that could have led to patient harm and will also be required to tell patients when errors have occurred, however minor.