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This week's Nursing Times

Steve Ford

'Nurses need support to discuss end of life care'


I am not normally a big fan of the awareness days and weeks that seem to exist for everything and anything. But for me, the following event is different, because the issue it highlights is so fundamental, not just to nurses but to all of us – namely end of life care.

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Options for users of intermittent catheters Subscription Required


There are advantages for single-use and multi-use intermittent catheters; the MultICath study aims to explore the benefits to patients of using both types.

More fluids may help chronic constipation

Managing constipation in older people in hospital Subscription Required


Older people in hospital are at risk of constipation, which is often poorly managed. Failure to treat the condition can lead to increased morbidity and longer hospital stays.

In many countries, nurses could provide initial assessment and management

Improving continence care around the world Subscription Required


A review of continence services around the world revealed that a key element in improving care would be the use of trained nurse specialists at the first assessment.


Managing indwelling urinary catheters in adults Subscription Required


Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on catheter care, focusing on the safe and appropriate use of indwelling urinary catheters to reduce patients’ risk of infection.

Clinical article archive

'Reviving clinical supervision is the key to high-quality care'

'Reviving clinical supervision is the key to high-quality care' Subscription Required


At the end of the 1990s I worked as a practice development nurse at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

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Stepping Hill

No system of nurse checks could 'prevent murder'


The head of the nursing regulator has said “no system” of checks, including the forthcoming revalidation programme, could stop a nurse determined to commit murder.

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Largest trust in England rated 'inadequate' by CQC


The largest trust in the country has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, after a challenging few months of the organisation


Cold snaps responsible for more deaths than heat waves


Cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, according to an international study analysing over 74 million deaths across 13 countries.

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Janet Richardson

'Involving nurses in purchasing will make the NHS greener'


The NHS has a large carbon footprint, emitting the equivalent of 21 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

Peter Gill

60 seconds with...Peter Gill

We talk to Peter Gill, ManVan nurse adviser at Welsh charity Tenovus Cancer Care, who has been a nurse for 30 years.

Emma Munro

'I have a real desire to make patients’ toughest moments more bearable'

Emma Munro, who qualified in 1989, is head of nursing research at University Hospital Southampton

Clinical Governance Improving the Quality of Healthcare for Patients and Service Users

Clinical Governance - Improving the Quality of Healthcare for Patients and Service Users


‘The highlight of the book is the practical application, which should support practitioners and service users to understand, apply and see improvements in quality of care.’

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