The Nursing and Midwifery Council has said it will monitor the impact of its decision to increase the annual registration fee from £100 to £120, which unions have warned could persuade tens of thousands of staff to leave the profession.
Members of the GMB union have become the latest to vote in favour of strike action by NHS staff over pay.
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This week I was in a meeting where people were discussing the importance of emphasising the breadth of nursing practice to both the profession and the public.
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Informatics provide opportunities to improve and manage care in new ways
This Week's Practice
Patient Blood Management aims to reduce inappropriate transfusions and ensure they are only given where they are clinically indicated
A recent review of end-of-life care recommended phasing out the Liverpool Care Pathway despite finding that, when properly used, it is a model of good practice
Evidence supporting the use of subcutaneous fluids in patients nearing the end of life is limited. The benefits of this intervention must be considered on an individual basis
The administration of topical eye medications must be given the same priority and attention to safety as drugs administered by the systemic route
Patients receiving blood transfusions can die if errors are made and if the signs of a severe reaction are not recognised and acted on at an early stage
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This week's open access article
Use of gloves is widespread in clinical practice, but research suggests they are often used inappropriately, and that this increases infection risks to patients
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Weekly news focus
Clinicians are continuing to use the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway for end of life, despite a major review concluding it should be scrapped last year, Nursing Times has been told.
Palliative care helps people with advanced, progressive, incurable illness to live as well as possible until they die.
The horrifying ebola epidemic currently running out of control in West Africa seemed a distant problem not too long ago.
There is a “real and continuing problem” over the treatment of NHS staff who raise concerns about patient care, according to a report submitted to a national inquiry into whistleblowing.
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