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Five dilemmas associated with e-rostering

Five dilemmas associated with e-rostering Subscription Required

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

Reducing admissions with patient group directions Subscription Required

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

Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer Subscription Required

Cases of prostate cancer are increasing but significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of this condition

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Using simulation to develop handover skills

Using simulation to develop handover skills Subscription Required

A simulation of patient handovers in a safe environment can help student nurses to develop the skills and confidence needed to carry out this process effectively

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Trust creates new team of dementia nursing assistants

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.

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Government announces £160m boost for cancer drugs fund

The Department of Health has announced a £160m boost to a funding pot that pays for access to expensive cancer treatments in England.

NHS workers to stage pay protest

NHS workers to stage pay protest as union ballots get under way

Unions will deliver a giant envelope to the Department of Health today to mark the start of a ballot on industrial action, including strikes, in a bitter row with ministers over NHS pay.

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Loyd Grossman to support nursing charity on TV quiz

Broadcaster and chef Loyd Grossman is to try and raise money for a national nursing charity while appearing on a BBC quiz show at the weekend.


NMC reveals new checks for overseas nurses from outside EU

Nurses and midwives who completed their training outside Europe are to face new assessments of their eligibility to work in the UK, it has been announced.

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'I listened but I didn't HEAR'

'I listened but I didn't HEAR'

One of the most commonly encountered situations we deal with as managers is when our junior nurses ‘make errors’. 


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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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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