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This week's Nursing Times

'Hunt needs to start listening to nurses'

22-Oct-2014

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.

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Safe removal of knotted nasogastric tubes

Safe removal of knotted nasogastric tubes Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

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

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Effects of water-based exercise training for people with COPD

Effects of water-based exercise training for people with COPD Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

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

The value of volunteers on older people’s acute wards

The value of volunteers on older people’s acute wards Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

Volunteers can provide valuable one-to-one interaction with older patients, even in busy acute wards, providing companionship and activities to reduce stress

Addressing continence in children with disabilities

Addressing continence in children with disabilities Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

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

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'Good childhood continence care is easy with the right training'

'Good childhood continence care is easy with the right training' Subscription Required

17-Oct-2014

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.

Simon Stevens

Nurses should lead more community services, says NHS chief exec

23-Oct-2014

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.

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Nurses will quit without 'competitive' pay, concedes Simon Stevens

23-Oct-2014

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.

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NHS five-year plan receives cautious welcome from unions

23-Oct-2014

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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Ebola virus

What you need to know about Ebola Subscription Required

8-Aug-2014

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

Ruth Warden

'Nurses are pivotal to staff flu vaccinations being the norm'

22-Oct-2014

The innovative Flu Fighter campaign has helped increasing numbers of NHS staff to get vaccinated against flu for three consecutive years, thanks to huge help from local staff - and it’s back again this season.

Debbie Casey

60 seconds with...Debbie Casey, senior lecturer

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.

Helen Goldsmith

60 seconds with...Helen Goldsmith, clinical nurse lead for Local Care Force, Leeds, West Yorkshire

We talk to Helen Goldsmith, clinical nurse lead for Local Care Force, Leeds, West Yorkshire, who has been a nurse for 28 years.

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Heroic Measures

23-Oct-2014

‘I am sure that there are many well discerning women (and men) like my wife who will thoroughly enjoy this book.’

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