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 and how to maintain electrolyte balance
Cases of prostate cancer are increasing but significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of this condition
Labour will deliver 36,000 extra staff for the NHS including 20,000 extra nurses if it wins next year’s general election Ed Miliband pledged today.
Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to make a pledge to increase the numbers of registered nurses working in the NHS by 20,000 if Labour wins the next election, Nursing Times understands.
A former Birmingham critical care nurse says he will encourage frontline staff to introduce their own ideas for improving care in his new role at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
A leading nursing academic has become chief executive of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Staffing shortages have forced more than three quarters of hospital trusts in England have actively recruited nurses from overseas over the past four years, a survey has suggested.
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.
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