This week's Nursing Times
Last week a little bit of history was made. Nurses joined other healthcare workers from Unite, Unison and the GMB to protest over the government’s refusal to award a blanket 1% pay rise, and went on strike over pay for the first time since the 1980s.
Knotting or looping of nasogastric tubes when in situ can distress the patient on removal. Nurses should know how to recognise and respond to the situation
A Cochrane review explored research that compared the effects of water-based training, land-based exercise and no training on exercise capacity and quality of life in people with COPD
Volunteers can provide valuable one-to-one interaction with older patients, even in busy acute wards, providing companionship and activities to reduce stress
Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable
Cast your mind back to your school days. Picture the classroom: there’s a child sitting there, it could be you. The bell’s gone for break time, but you’re taking your time packing your books away.
In the news this week...
Nurses and midwives could in the future take on a stronger leadership role in community settings, as part of “radical” plans to shakeup healthcare delivery models across the NHS.
Nurses and other healthcare workers will leave the profession if the health service fails to provide them with competitive pay rates in future, the head of the NHS in England has acknowledged.
Unions have welcomed elements of NHS England’s plans for “radical” new care delivery options, which could see primary care nurses and midwives take on a stronger leadership role.
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We talk to Debbie Casey, senior lecturer in nursing and continuing professional development at Leeds Beckett University, who has been a nurse for 32 years.
We talk to Helen Goldsmith, clinical nurse lead for Local Care Force, Leeds, West Yorkshire, who has been a nurse for 28 years.