News and practice for nurse managers
A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence
The use of e-rostering in the NHS is increasing, with nurses’ rosters subject to greater scrutiny than ever. Nurses and managers need to address a number of dilemmas
Using patient group directions helped a COPD community service to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, improve patient experience and reduce costs
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
Cases of prostate cancer are increasing but significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of this condition
The NHS receives significantly more complaints about medical staff than it does about nurses, despite the larger size of the nursing workforce, latest figures reveal.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has defended a new system for the registration of overseas nurses, following claims it could put patients at risk.
Hospital trusts must provide healthy eating options for their staff as well as patients, under new rules on food quality in NHS organisations.
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has created 10 new healthcare assistant posts at its Queen’s Hospital site to work exclusively with patients with dementia.
The Department of Health has announced a £160m boost to a funding pot that pays for access to expensive cancer treatments in England.
Behind the Headlines
“Fine and ban care home abuse bosses,” the Daily Mirror demands, while the Daily Mail says that “there must be a complete culture change in treatment” for care centres.
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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