Nurses will be encouraged to look for ways to save money on essentials, such as gloves and syringes, as part of a major campaign being developed by the Royal College of Nursing and NHS Supply Chain.
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust is introducing a “return to acute care” programme, which will offer nurses with previous experience in the setting the opportunity to get back onto the wards.
This month the guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to determine nursing staff requirements in adult acute wards was launched.
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Patients with tracheostomies are at risk of serious complications. A review of care given to these patients has resulted in a range of recommendations
Careful foot care for patients with diabetes can help to avoid foot ulcers and amputation. Practice nurses should know how to carry out a foot assessment
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‘Health and social care professionals undertaking research, writing dissertations or assignments would benefit from this book as well as academic lecturers and supervisors who are supporting students who are undertaking literature reviews.’
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The Nursing and Midwifery Council is likely to take a major step next week towards giving nurses and midwives the option of paying the annual £100 registration fee in instalments.
An acute trust plans to open a 24-hour helpline for its staff, after almost 30% reported being bullied by colleagues and managers.
Inevitably nurses in some areas such as cardiac care and casualty are more ready than others. Are you ready for such an event?
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Seeing her uncle’s grief lessen when he was around his great grandchildren, helped Heather realise the healing benefits of giving patients a role to live for
Cut costs, improve efficiency and experience, and meet targets with the help of real-time feedback