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This week's Nursing Times

Jenni Middleton

'Why should nurses fund manifesto pledge?'


As the election gets closer, all the political parties have worked out that offering the prospect of an improved NHS will be a vote winner.

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Respiratory nurses play a fundamental role in the care pathway of patients with COPD

An audit of care provided to patients with COPD Subscription Required


Nationwide audit of COPD care reveals many aspects of provision have improved, but the number of units with specialist nurses managing COPD caseloads has declined.

IPF is the commonest type of ILD, and results in scarring in the lungs

Care planning in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Subscription Required


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disorder requiring careful management in partnership with patients to slow its progress and optimise quality of life.

Patients with IPF benefit from ambulatory oxygen therapy during and after activity

Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis: care standards Subscription Required


New NICE quality standards for interstitial pulmonary fibrosis aim to improve care standards for all patients diagnosed with this progressive and life-limiting condition.

The plans can ensure patients know when their asthma is worsening

Co-creating personalised asthma action plans Subscription Required


National guidance recommends that all patients with asthma are offered a personal asthma action plan, created by health professionals in partnership with patients.

Clinical article archive

'Step out of your comfort zone and overcome your fears'

'Step out of your comfort zone and overcome your fears' Subscription Required


Have you ever considered taking an active role in a specialist nursing organisation? Becoming more than just a member?

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Former Oxford staff nurse sentenced to 18 years for sexual offences


A nurse has been sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment for serious sexual offences in Oxfordshire.

More nurses among five factors key to improving weekend outcomes

More nurses among five factors key to improving weekend outcomes


Recruiting more nurses and adopting the use of electronic medical records are among the resources identified by researchers as necessary to overcome “weekend effect” in hospitals.

More nurses must be recruited to practice nursing to alleviate the workforce crisis

Practice nurses urged to take part in workforce survey


The Queen’s Nursing Institute is encouraging nurses working in general practice to complete a survey that will feed into a potentially influential review.

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Andy Dennis

'Even when you're treating Ebola, the pure skills of nursing remain the same'

When Andy Dennis began his career as an RAF medic, he laid the foundations for a life caring for people in the harshest of conditions.

Michelle Mello

60 seconds with...Michelle Mello, head of commissioning in the national nursing team at NHS England

We talk to head of commissioning in the national nursing team at NHS England, who qualified in 1988.

Anne-Marie Russell

60 seconds...with Anne-Marie Russell, part-time clinical research fellow in nursing

We talk to the part-time clinical research fellow in nursing at the National Heart and Lung Institute, the Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial college London.

Community and public health nursing

Community and Public Health Nursing. 5th Edition


‘I would recommend this book to student nurses, community and district nurses and anybody with a passion for public health nursing.’

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