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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.

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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Personalising health promotion for more impact

Personalising health promotion for more impact Subscription Required

Taking into consideration individuals’ differing beliefs and levels of confidence in their ability to change their behaviour can improve the impact of health promotion messages

Anticipatory prescribing in end-of-life care

Anticipatory prescribing in end-of-life care Subscription Required

Nurses often play a key role in administering medicines from anticipatory prescriptions to patients near the end of life. This article summarises a study of their experiences

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What happens if a naso-gastric tube gets knotted?

20-Oct-2014

Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for

High protein diet not as bad for you as smoking

High protein diet not as bad for you as smoking

“People who eat diets rich in animal protein carry similar cancer risk to those who smoke 20 cigarettes each day,” reports The Daily Telegraph.

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'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS'

'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS' Subscription Required

In advance of the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual conference, I have been reflecting on the collective power of community nurses to improve the health of our nation - and when I say “community nurses” I mean nurses across the whole range of specialties.

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Mastering Simulation

Mastering Simulation

17-Oct-2014

‘This is a specialist textbook and would be useful to a nurse educator/practitioner on the unit/ward/training department/school, to other professional such as theatre and ITU professionals, who are interested in working with simulated experiences.’

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