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This week's Nursing Times


'Can nurses' frustrations be better used to improve the profession?'


This week I was in a meeting where people were discussing the importance of emphasising the breadth of nursing practice to both the profession and the public.

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Diabetes in care homes

Managing diabetes in nursing and care homes Subscription Required


One in four people in residential homes has diabetes. However, a national audit has found the condition is not being identified, monitored and treated adequately

Attitudes to older people

Attitudes and knowledge in older people’s care Subscription Required


A local study confirms research evidence that education and clinical placements are not increasing knowledge or promoting positive attitudes in older people’s care

Concentric circles system

A strategy to maintain safety in clinical incidents Subscription Required


A strategy using concentric circles can help team leaders to maintain situational awareness when they are dealing with and overseeing to a clinical incident

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Graduate nursing profession

'We must invest in nursing to avoid damaging our workforce' Subscription Required


International Nurses’ Day in May prompted a lively discussion on Twitter about the old days of nursing.

Nurse staffing levels linked to weekend death rates from stroke


Stroke patients are more likely to die in units with lower nurse staffing levels at weekends, according to latest UK research.

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Alder Hey Hospital

Nurse shortages at leading children's hospital criticised by CQC


One of England’s leading children’s hospitals has been deemed to “require improvement”, especially on ensuring safe staffing levels, by inspectors.

Relatives concerned over 'do not resuscitate' questionnaire

Relatives concerned over 'do not resuscitate' questionnaire


Patients are being asked whether they would agree to a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) order by district nurses they have not met before, it has been claimed.

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Ebola virus

What you need to know about Ebola Subscription Required


Unclear on the symptoms, risk factors and modes of transmission of Ebola? WHO’s factsheet

Hermione Elliott

Hermione Elliott: 'Death doulas complement nursing care at the end of life'

I recognised a huge gap in care of the dying and need for the doula role, says Hermione Elliott

Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements: 'Hire staff with strong values – but don’t let work erode them'

If the NHS gets staffing right, employees are less likely to burn out and should be able to hold to their values, says Andrew Clements

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Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students


‘Definitely nursing students of any branch, potential applicants for nursing, and anyone who has graduated that wants to brush up on their drug calculations skills, should read this book’

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