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Shape of Caring Review

'We want to see that our caring workforce has the right skills'

23-Jul-2014

With another healthcare review under way, Shaun Lintern talks to its chair Lord Willis to find out its aims and clarify how it will differ from others recently carried out.

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Safe nurse staffing levels could cost £414m, says NICE

28-Jul-2014

Ensuring safe nursing staff levels on adult hospital wards will cost the NHS up to £414m, according to an official estimate by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. But some leading nurses say the true cost will be at least double that.

Short bursts of exercise 'boosts health' in older people, study claims

Short bursts of exercise 'boosts health' in older people, study claims

28-Jul-2014

Pensioners can dramatically boost their health by doing just one minute of intense exercise twice a week, according to a new study.

New research sheds light on Parkinson's risk

New research sheds light on Parkinson's risk

28-Jul-2014

The results of a worldwide study into Parkinson’s could help revolutionise how the degenerative disease is treated, experts have said.

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Safe nurse staffing levels could cost £414m, says NICE

28-Jul-2014

Ensuring safe nursing staff levels on adult hospital wards will cost the NHS up to £414m, according to an official estimate by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. But some leading nurses say the true cost will be at least double that.

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NMC to discuss allowing registrants to pay fee in instalments

25-Jul-2014

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.

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Guidance aims to help nurses talk to vulnerable hospital patients

24-Jul-2014

New guidance has been launched to support acute hospital staff in caring for vulnerable patients who are in emotional crisis on top of their physical health needs.

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NICE sets out standards for treating unexplained fever in children

24-Jul-2014

Improvements are needed in the care of children with unexplained fever, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Action plan for learning disability nursing in Northern Ireland

25-Jul-2014

Ensuring that the best possible care is delivered to people with a learning disability must be a “key priority” for health services in Northern Ireland, under new government plans.

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The big question: will you be voting in the unions’ ballots for industrial action over pay?

The big question: will you be voting in the unions’ ballots for industrial action over pay?

24-Jul-2014

Unison and Unite will ballot members over action including strikes.

'Find out what makes your patient live and then do your darnedest to make it happen'

'Find out what makes your patient live and then do your darnedest to make it happen'

18-Jul-2014

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

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