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
A hospice charity has launched a bid to reduce the number of people dying unnecessarily in hospital.
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.
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.
Professor Jean White, chief nursing officer for Wales, has been awarded an honorary fellowship by Bangor University.
Four health unions have announced they are going to ballot their members for industrial action over NHS pay.
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