Using a CBT approach to manage low back painSubscription
Low back pain is a major cause of disability and a financial burden on healthcare. A training programme was developed to treat it with a cognitive behavioural approach
Designing services in partnership with patientsSubscription
Through experience-based co-design, patients’ views about their care and treatment can be explored so that simple but effective changes can be made to improve services
Improving staff retention and career progressionSubscription
One trust developed a job transfer programme to improve job satisfaction, promote staff progression and reduce the number of skilled staff leaving the organisation
How mindfulness can benefit nursing practiceSubscription
Mindfulness can positively affect how nurses feel and cope with the pressures of their work, thereby resulting in better self-care and improved patient outcomes
My immediate and wider family is getting older and I am increasingly being asked to help them make important decisions about care.
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Workload pressures are increasingly forcing a change in dynamic between the traditional roles of community and practice nurses, suggests report that paints a picture of a system in “crisis”.
The chair of the Commons health select committee has suggested that the government’s plans to remove bursaries for student nurses should be phased in rather than completely abolished.
An acute trust has topped the hospital trust sickness absence table for three years in a row, new data reveals.
Final draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended two new treatment options for patients with cholesterol conditions that up cardiovascular risk.
Government plans to remove student bursaries for nurses and other healthcare students in England are “riddled with risk” and are a gamble on NHS staff numbers needed for patient safety, Labour MPs have warned.
Care homes residents ‘abandoned’ by primary careSubscription
Elderly care home residents with dementia are being left bed-bound, incontinent and sedated because they have been “all but abandoned by primary care”, claim providers.
No heart benefit from pre- and post-op statinsSubscription
Short-term treatment with statins before and after heart surgery does more harm than good, suggests major new research that casts doubt on current guidance.
The maternity transformation plan represents an “exciting opportunity” for the midwives, the chief nursing officer for England has said in a blog to mark the International Day of the Midwife.
'Remarkable' trust given regulator’s top ratingSubscription
Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust has become the fourth in the country to be rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
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