Clinical facts: Zika virusSubscription
What you need to know about the Zika Virus….. as the number of babies born with brain deformities is increasing in Brazil and the surrounding region; experts are suggesting there may be a link.
Using the real world to develop nurses' skillsSubscription
Walking the neighbourhood can help student nurses better understand the local community and public-health issues that may feature in their work.
The risks and benefits of suprapubic cathetersSubscription
Suprapubic catheters can improve some patients’ quality of life but health professionals must also understand the associated risks and limitations.
People with learning disabilities are not always actively involved in research, but inclusive studies can generate findings that are representative of this group of people.
Those of us who have worked in continence for years could feel a little cynical at the publication of NHS England’s guidance Excellence in Continence Care at the end of last year.
In the news this week...
The ability of recruitment agencies to find nurses and doctors to fill gaps in hospital shifts has worsened since the introduction of hourly pay caps, it has been claimed.
The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as “good” overall, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
Student nurses today joined forces with the junior doctors’ strike by walking out of placements and demonstrating against what they described as the government’s “atrocious” plan to remove bursaries.
New research into staffing levels within NHS hospitals has suggested a link between a higher proportion of healthcare assistants per patient and a rise in mortality.
A fall in the provision of one-to-one nursing care of very sick and premature newborns is linked to a higher death rate in neonatal intensive care, according to a UK study.
Funding will be made available to train an extra 500 advanced nurse practitioners in Scotland over the next five years, as part of a £27m investment in clinical education and training.
The number of nurse training places in Wales is to increase by 10% over the coming financial year, the Welsh government has announced.
Pulmonary rehabilitation delivers significant health benefits, but too many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are missing out, according to clinical auditors.
There is not enough evidence to currently recommend the routine use of promising new tests to help identify cause of sepsis, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Work pressures are the main reason preventing nurses from implementing evidence-based practice, according to a UK nursing researcher, who is calling for protected time for staff.
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