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This week's Nursing Times

Using hospital at home to reduce admissions

Using hospital at home to reduce admissions Subscription Required


Two clinical commissioning groups aimed to improve the patient experience and reduce hospital admissions by devising a “hospital at home” community care service

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Setting standards for high-quality placements

Setting standards for high-quality placements Subscription Required


Standards were developed to help give organisations offering clinical placements confidence that their placements provide high-quality realistic learning opportunities

Assessing the pulse rate in adult patients

Assessing the pulse rate in adult patients Subscription Required


Pulse assessment is a vital component of good nursing care. Nurses must feel confident in their ability to accurately measure the pulse to assess patients’ health statuses

Vital signs monitoring

Vital signs monitoring in hospitals at night Subscription Required


A review of vital signs monitoring through the night in hospitals found compliance with schedules was generally poor, with potentially serious consequences for patients

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'We must all be confident using evidence to shape our practice'

'We must all be confident using evidence to shape our practice' Subscription Required


Reflecting on the term “evidence-based” can fill nurses with dread.


Warning over NMC rule change for lapsed registration


Nurses and midwives who fail to renew their registration on time could face weeks out of work under new rules from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Staff shortage remains at Colchester as CQC demands urgent action


Colchester General Hospital has been told it must make rapid improvements on its surgery and medical care inpatient wards after the Care Quality Commission found a series of problems including staffing shortages and poor record completion.

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Malcom Robinson Kate Granger compassionate care

Paediatric nurses honoured at compassionate care awards


A group of paediatric nurses and doctors who support young patients to learn about their bloods by spending the day in a haematology laboratory are among the winners of this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards.

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