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Councils to have legal obligation to run health visitor services

Councils to have legal obligation to run health visitor services

22-Aug-2014

The commissioning of core health visiting services is set to transfer from the NHS to local councils next year, the Department of Health has confirmed.

Malnutrition related admissions on the rise

Malnutrition related admissions on the rise

22-Aug-2014

Illness caused by malnutrition is getting worse because some people cannot afford good quality food, a health expert has warned.

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Nil by mouth: best practice and patient education

Nil by mouth: best practice and patient education Subscription Required

Nurses need to understand why patients must be nil by mouth, be familiar with best practice and be able to educate patients in the procedure and the reasons for it

Diabetes knowledge in patients’ adult offspring

Diabetes knowledge in patients’ adult offspring Subscription Required

Adult offspring of people with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing the condition so must have accurate knowledge about it and its risk factors

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When was the last time you really talked about suicide?

18-Aug-2014

If anyone ever needed irrefutable evidence that depression doesn’t discriminate, the death of Robin Williams is surely it.

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Spoons lead to inaccurate medicine doses for kids

Spoons lead to inaccurate medicine doses for kids

“Using a spoon to measure medicine for children can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes,” the Daily Mail reports.

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How it was fifty years ago

Watching some episodes of Melvyn Bragg’s series ‘Reel History’ on BBC television recently about the start of the NHS and the opening of the M1 Motorway, I was reminded of the time I was driven by ambulance on the newly constructed M1 Motorway from London to Birmingham when I was working as a staff nurse at the Bedford General Hospital in 1959.

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Just One of the Kids

Just One of the Kids: Raising a resilient family when one of your children has a physical disability

21-Jul-2014

‘This book is ideal for any parents or carers who are caring for children with physical disabilities.’

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