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The transition from staff nurse to ward leader

The transition from staff nurse to ward leader Subscription Required

To aid the challenging transition from staff nurse to ward leader, a trust developed a training programme to help them acquire leadership and management skills

Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses

Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses Subscription Required

A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence

Five dilemmas associated with e-rostering

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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

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Reducing admissions with patient group directions

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Using patient group directions helped a COPD community service to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, improve patient experience and reduce costs

Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in adults

Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in adults Subscription Required

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 and how to maintain electrolyte balance


Child obesity should be viewed as 'national emergency'

Childhood obesity should be treated as a “national emergency”, broadcaster Floella Benjamin has said.

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Nurse challenges Hunt over NHS in TV panel debate

The heath secretary has been told to “listen to nurses” rather than “so-called experts” on health policy in order to safeguard the future of the NHS during a passionate debate on Question Time.

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Nursing charity chief exec announces her departure

The chief executive of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust is to stand down in December after two years in the role.

US nurses concerned at lack of ebola preparation

Nurses in the US have called on the president to force all hospitals to follow the strictest infection control procedures in order to protect staff from ebola.

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Pressure affecting care standards, warn nursing staff

More than half of nurses and midwives say lack of time and resources negatively affects their ability to carry out their role to a high standard, according to a major survey commissioned by unions.

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Is nursing leadership lacking?

The big question: is leadership lacking in nursing?

One of the profession’s most authoritative champions recently told Nursing Times that nurse leadership is lacking from the ward right up to the House of Lords.

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Winterbourne View failures lead to care system review

“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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The initiative was prompted by a decline in the numbers applying for district nursing sister posts

Supporting staff nurses to train as community specialist district nurse practitioners Subscription Required

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

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