This week's Nursing Times
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.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disorder requiring careful management in partnership with patients to slow its progress and optimise quality of life.
New NICE quality standards for interstitial pulmonary fibrosis aim to improve care standards for all patients diagnosed with this progressive and life-limiting condition.
National guidance recommends that all patients with asthma are offered a personal asthma action plan, created by health professionals in partnership with patients.
In the news this week...
A nurse has been sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment for serious sexual offences in Oxfordshire.
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.
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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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.
We talk to head of commissioning in the national nursing team at NHS England, who qualified in 1988.
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.