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Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses

Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses Subscription Required

A preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence

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

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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 and how to maintain electrolyte balance

Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

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

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Labour leader promises funding for 20,000 more NHS nurses

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.

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Miliband expected to promise 20,000 more nurses for NHS

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.

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Nurse becomes improvement director at Birmingham trust

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.

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Nursing academic becomes head of royal college

A leading nursing academic has become chief executive of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

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Most hospital trusts have raided EU for nurses in past four years

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.

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The big question: is leadership lacking in nursing?

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.

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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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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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