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This week's Nursing Times

'Lack of mental health support ruins lives'


Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen plenty of news coverage on the A&E crisis, with ambulances queuing outside hospitals and patients crowded into waiting areas.

Using information prescriptions in diabetes

Using information prescriptions in diabetes Subscription Required


Diabetes UK has developed information prescriptions to give people with diabetes clear information and advice to help them improve their health outcomes.

Evidence on whether brief interventions in school reduce substance use was mixed

Interventions to tackle substance use in schools Subscription Required


A Cochrane review explored the evidence for brief interventions undertaken in schools to reduce substance misuse and other problematic behavioural outcomes for adolescents who use substances.

Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management

Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management Subscription Required


Nurses are increasingly likely to care for patients with type 2 diabetes. This learning unit will increase understanding of its causes, prevention, treatment and management.

Dosette boxes can help people with memory problems self manage diabetes

Managing diabetes in people with dementia Subscription Required


The number of patients with both type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising, which poses new challenges in blood glucose monitoring and medicines administration.

Clinical article archive

'Bridging the age gap could help to solve the staffing crisis'

'Bridging the age gap could help to solve the staffing crisis' Subscription Required


I was discussing nursing with a colleague last week and we shared stories of why we chose it as a career.

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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

'Tragic' findings from Morecambe Bay investigation revealed


“Serious and shocking” failures at almost every level, from the maternity unit to regulators, resulted in the unnecessary deaths of mothers and babies over a series of years at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, a major investigation has found.

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NHS staff on picket line

NHS members of Unison vote to accept latest government pay deal


Unison has today announced that its members have accepted the government’s pay offer for NHS workers.

Risks of taking long-term paracetamol may be ‘underestimated’


Clinicians may have underestimated the risks for patients who take paracetamol long-term, suggests a study by UK researchers.  

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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

'FGM must now be reported but reinfibulation guidance is needed'


In an effort to fight against female genital mutilation (FGM), the FGM National Clinical Group was founded just over a decade ago.

Emma Selby

Ever boxed with a patient?

Emma Selby found that unconventional methods resulted in unrivalled results with her patients

Candy McCabe

'Quality care is more important than speedy care'

We talk to Professor Candy McCabe, Florence Nightingale Foundation chair in clinical nursing practice research, who qualified over 30 years ago.

Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual

Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual: The Henry Street Model for Nurses (second edition)


‘There is lots of opportunity for a student to pick this book up and be able to see how someone else has previously experienced the same as they are now going through. ‘

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