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Student nurse feedback can help ensure clinical placements meet students' needs

Encouraging student feedback on placements Subscription Required

After eliciting students’ views on what makes a good practice placement, one trust is now working to make sure students feel able to raise concerns.

Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia role Subscription Required

Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.

Writing for just 20 minutes per day will help you retain the skills you learn

Support for nurses in writing for publication Subscription Required

Writing about nursing practice is a skill that can be learned, and benefits patients by spreading good practice. Joining a writing group can help nurses continue writing.

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Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young child Subscription Required

Skull fractures associated with intracranial injury are a leading cause of traumatic death in childhood. Children with head injuries should be monitored for signs of deterioration.

Using simulation to aid students’ documentation

Using simulation to aid students’ documentation Subscription Required

Student nurses must recognise the need to accurately complete patient documents and can learn from their mistakes through simulation and formative feedback.

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

New edition of Marsden's acute nursing ‘bible’ published

An updated version of a nationally recognised guide to clinical nursing skills in the UK has been launched this month.

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Nursing students urged to challenge practice and 'managerialism'

Mental health student nurses have been urged by leading academics and nurses to challenge conventional practice and take the lead in future research to develop new models of care and treatment.

Nigel Farage

UKIP moots return of enrolled nurse and end to graduate training

The UK Independence Party would reintroduce state enrolled nurses to encourage more “home grown talent” in nursing, as part of a package of election pledges on the NHS.

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Plymouth University

Nurses among first ‘physician associates’ to begin training in Devon

A Plymouth University training programme for a new type of healthcare profession, called a physician associate, has welcomed its first students.

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David Cameron

All NHS workers to receive specialist training in dementia, says PM  

All NHS staff will now be required to undergo training in dementia so they have the “know-how and understanding” to provide the best possible care, the government has announced.

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Julienne Meyer

'Most care homes don't have registered nurses working in them'

Health, social care and housing need to be higher up on the political agenda. Existing systems do not support what needs to happen on the ground to meet the changing needs of older people.

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Well-facilitated workplace learning can significantly improve individual and team effectiveness

Skills to ensure success in mentoring and other workplace learning approaches Subscription Required

Workplace learning can be supported using various approaches but for this to be effective it is crucial that those supporting learners have the right skills  

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