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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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Hospices call on NHS to offer more choice on where patients die

A hospice charity has launched a bid to reduce the number of people dying unnecessarily in hospital.

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Shape of Caring Review

'We want to see that our caring workforce has the right skills'

With another healthcare review under way, Shaun Lintern talks to its chair Lord Willis to find out its aims and clarify how it will differ from others recently carried out.

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Queen's Hospital, Burton

Burton trust should remain in 'special measures', says CQC

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust still requires improvement and should remain in special measures, according to the Care Quality Commission’s chief inspector of hospitals.

Welsh CNO

Welsh CNO 'humbled' by honour for nurse education contribution

Professor Jean White, chief nursing officer for Wales, has been awarded an honorary fellowship by Bangor University.


Health unions set date for industrial action ballot over NHS pay

Four health unions have announced they are going to ballot their members for industrial action over NHS pay.

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Jane Cummings: 'Publishing ward staffing data helps to promote an open culture'

Publishing accessible data will lead to greater public scrutiny, which will drive improvement, says Jane Cummings


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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