News and practice for nurse managers
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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