The latest nursing and healthcare news divided by sector
Practice nurses and registrants working in the independent sector have been urged to check their insurance arrangements to make sure they are covered in case something goes wrong.
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.
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust still requires improvement and should remain in special measures, according to the Care Quality Commission’s chief inspector of hospitals.
Community and district nursing
Heart patients in the UK have become the first in the world to use a new mobile station to assess their pacemakers without the need for a nurse, doctor or visit to hospital.
Mental health nursing
Scientists say they have made a breakthrough in research into schizophrenia that could “open a window” to finding new treatments for the disease.
A new focus on school nursing in Northamptonshire is set to see the number of school nurses increase over the next five years, according to local councillors.
Learning disability nursing
An autism “passport” has been launched by a national charity to help nurses and other staff care for hospital patients with learning disabilities.
The big question
More must be done to encourage young men to consider a career in the care sector, a report has said.
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