Nurses and midwives who completed their training outside Europe are to face new assessments of their eligibility to work in the UK, it has been announced.
Electronic cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
This Week's Practice
OSCEs are a useful way to assess competence at pre-registration and postgraduate levels. Students and lecturers should be well prepared to make the most of them
Providing mentorship to student nurses is the cornerstone of the Nursing and Midwifery Council education standards (NMC, 2008), which ensure nurses are fit for practice at the point of registration.
Non-specialist nurses need to know how to care for patients with myeloma. It is often only detected when patients present with symptoms indicative of other conditions
A strategy using concentric circles can help team leaders to maintain situational awareness when they are dealing with and overseeing to a clinical incident
Nursing Book club
‘This is book is aimed at pre-registration nursing students and other healthcare students but would also be appropriate for training or qualified assistant practitioners.’
Use your inner detective to recognise the clues that reveal your patients’ experience
The first public toilet in Britain opened over 150 years ago – and for a long time they were a matter of considerable civic pride.
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Personal Taxation Services debunks the myth that it’s easy to manage your own tax relief, and shows you just how much you could claim for - and how much you can save
This week's issue
Issue date: 27 August 2014
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Weekly news focus
Recently I spent three days attending my trust’s mandatory and statutory training on topics covering a range of issues from manual handling and basic life support, to Datix reporting.
Macmillan Cancer Resources
If anyone ever needed irrefutable evidence that depression doesn’t discriminate, the death of Robin Williams is surely it.
The role of investigating claims made by NHS whistleblowers could be taken out of the hands of hospital trusts, the head of a major government inquiry has indicated.
Poll of the Week
This week's open access article
The first national investigation into asthma deaths reveals deficiencies in risk assessment, prescribing and clinical care. Implications for practice are outlined