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'Does it really need to be so tough to become a nurse?'

'Does it really need to be so tough to become a nurse?' Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014

I’m writing this from London, where I’m in the middle of my dream elective placement: a week in paediatric intensive care and a week at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Record Keeping quick quiz

Record Keeping quick quiz

27-Oct-2014

Answer these five questions correctly to be entered into the free prize draw to win one of 20 pairs of Comfort Health Clogs from Pavers Shoes

PEG tubes: dealing with complications

PEG tubes: dealing with complications Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014

Complications arising from the insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes can be life-threatening so nurses should be able to identify and manage them

A new role to improve mentorship standards

A new role to improve mentorship standards Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014

A lead mentor role has been developed to promote high standards of nurse mentorship across a large health board. Evaluation so far shows positive results

Implementing the Friends and Family Test

Implementing the Friends and Family Test Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014

The Friends and Family Test was introduced to improve the patient experience and patient care. One trust shares its implementation plan and what it learnt as a result

Valuing patient and public involvement in research

Valuing patient and public involvement in research Subscription Required

31-Oct-2014

Patient and public involvement is vital to many studies and funding applications, so researchers must know which processes to undertake and why they are important

Is chest pain always an emergency?

Is chest pain always an emergency? Subscription Required

24-Oct-2014

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

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Heroic Measures

23-Oct-2014

‘I am sure that there are many well discerning women (and men) like my wife who will thoroughly enjoy this book.’

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When home issues come to work

When home issues come to work

Managers should know how to act when employees have problems outside work

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Delivering a patient-centred high-quality homecare prostate cancer service

29-Oct-2014

A pilot looking at treating prostate cancer away from cancer centres and at home had a major impact on capacity, cost, patient satisfaction and experience

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What you need to know about the NHS five year plan

23-Oct-2014

Nursing Times focuses on the key points in the Five Year Forward View report and how they may affect nurses and midwives.

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What will it take for people to realise that making money out of other people's misery is utterly unacceptable?

28-Oct-2014

It’s Hallowe’en again, and as sure as ghouls emerge from graveyards, we have another crop of “hilarious” costumes making a joke out of mental illness.

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Nursing Times is recruiting for a full-time Production Editor (maternity cover). Find out more.

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Whistleblower calls for support to stop nurses quitting profession

30-Oct-2014

Leading nurse whistleblower Helene Donnelly has urged the profession to support fellow workers to ensure “much-needed” nurses and carers do not leave their posts.

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'Consider what you can do to reduce incidences of pressure ulcers'

30-Oct-2014

November 2014 is the first ever ‘Stop the Pressure’ month.

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Should nurses restrain violent and aggressive patients?

Should nurses restrain violent and aggressive patients?

Despite guidelines recommending less coercive methods, physical restraint is still commonly used in many UK mental health settings.

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