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The NHS five-year plan provides nurses and midwives with an “enormous opportunity” to showcase and further develop their professional role, England’s chief nursing officer has told Nursing Times.
Staff at three high security psychiatric hospitals will strike today in the bitter dispute with the government over health workers’ pay.
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It’s time for the message of preventing pressure ulcers to reach patients and carers.
This Week's Practice
Chest pain is a complex symptom with a variety of causes. It is essential that health professionals have good communication skills to ensure an accurate diagnosis
Diagnosis of brain tumours in children is improving, but the UK still lags behind other western countries. Knowledge of symptoms will allow nurses to improve early diagnosis
Nurses often play a key role in administering medicines from anticipatory prescriptions to patients near the end of life. This article summarises a study of their experiences
Taking into consideration individuals’ differing beliefs and levels of confidence in their ability to change their behaviour can improve the impact of health promotion messages
Self-management education programmes may be of limited benefit to people with osteoarthritis
Nursing Book club
‘I am sure that there are many well discerning women (and men) like my wife who will thoroughly enjoy this book.’
Managers should know how to act when employees have problems outside work
Daily news focus
This week's issue
Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for
NHS organisations in Scotland would be compelled to admit mistakes that caused harm to patients, under proposals unveiled by the Scottish government.
Poll of the Week
Nurses can offer a critical role in supporting women who are victims of rape, but society needs to change its perceptions
This week's open access article
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