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Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes, making it a medical emergency. Nurses need to know how to identify and manage it
This study investigated the causes of stress among both nurses and doctors working in a busy renal setting, and methods used to reduce stress
People with chronic hepatitis B virus infection need life-long monitoring. This care could be provided by specialist nurses based in GP clinics
National and local strategies aim to reduce the risk of hypothermia. Nurses have a vital role in identifying and supporting patients at risk of hypothermia
Safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children is challenging. A new framework will support staff at all levels in their safeguarding responsibilities through training and designated professionals
Patient care is safe and compassionate at Bridgewater Community Healthcare Trust, but there is still room for improvement in some areas, the Care Quality Commission has concluded.
A brain scanning technique has “far-reaching” potential for predicting the fate of severely brain damaged vegetative patients, research has shown.
Around 70% of nurses and midwives are missing out on over £170 a year in tax relief on their annual registration fee and other professional expenses, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Unite has said it will be “consulting” its NHS members on possible strike action over what it described as the government’s “insulting” pay offer.
Members of Unison have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ballot on industrial action, including striking, over the government’s pay offer for NHS staff.
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A few years ago I met Tony Benn on a train from Nottingham to London. It was one of those chance encounters and as we started to talk Mr Benn asked me about my job, what I thought about nursing and the problems in the NHS.
Unison will be fighting for fair pay for NHS workers, says Christina McAnea
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Band 5 staff nurses often need targeted training to make the transition to specialist practitioners. A trust set up a course to prepare candidates for degree study
Behind the Headlines
“People who eat diets rich in animal protein carry similar cancer risk to those who smoke 20 cigarettes each day,” reports The Daily Telegraph.
“Regular nightmares in childhood may be an early warning sign of psychotic disorders,” BBC News reports.
Cooking meat “may” increase the risk of developing dementia, reports BBC News.