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Bloodborne viruses still pose a risk to health professionals, mainly through sharps-related injuries in the workplace. Increased awareness is needed to reduce this risk.
Raising concerns is an essential part of improving practice, as the Francis Freedom to Speak Up review indicated last week. Escal8 sets out steps to deal with these issues.
All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.
A study has demonstrated that collaborative care for people with depression, provided by a multiprofessional team in GP practices, offers improved outcomes in comparison with usual treatment
A campaign for better mental health provision and early intervention in the community has been launched by the Royal College of Nursing in partnership with the family of a man who took his own life after receiving inconsistent care.
Smartphones and tablets “may hold the key” to helping more nurses to broach sensitive health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression with patients, claim US researchers.
A practice nurse-led initiative designed to get older people to walk more often and more briskly has been shown to deliver sustained improvements in physical activity levels, according to UK researchers.
NHS organisations should set up “antimicrobial stewardship teams” to review and question the local prescribing patterns of nurses and doctors, according to draft guidance.
A primary care nursing academic is to lead health, social care and education provision for future nursing and midwifery professionals in Cambridge.
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