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About one in seven women aged 55-64 have anaemia with the prevalence even higher in women in the 15-44 age group.
The government has maintained its view that nurse staffing levels should be determined at local level in its initial response to the Francis report.
The government has ignored Robert Francis QC’s call for a registered older person’s nurse, instead opting for a review of training on this area of care.
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This is Dementia Awareness week which is a good way to call attention to this common condition. But in reality every week needs to be dementia aware for nurses. And it’s not just for nurses working in care of the older persons and in nursing homes. All nurses will come into contact with patients with dementia – on surgical wards, in A&E, outpatients, GP surgeries and out in the community.
A friend recently tried to have a Doppler scan and tissue viability assessment in the community rather than in the hospital.
The Francis report was clear that nursing was not working and made a series of recommendations broadly welcomed by the profession. Although it was damming about some nurses and the care they did not give it gave hope for the future. But this response to the detail and consideration in the Francis report feels a bit too much of a sideways swerve, a dodge even.
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