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Practice Nursing

News and practice for practice nurses

Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on how to tell the difference between dementia, delirium and depression in older people, to ensure they receive the right care.

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Students preferred the mini interview approach to traditional interviews

Multiple mini-interviews for nurse recruitment Subscription Required

Multiple mini-interviews are being used collaboratively by a higher education institution and an NHS trust to select nurses with the right skills and value.

More nurses must be recruited to practice nursing to alleviate the workforce crisis

A scheme to increase practice nurse numbers Subscription Required

The Advanced Training Practice Scheme is boosting the number of nurses pursuing a career in practice nursing in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

How effective is Productive Ward?

How effective is Productive Ward? Subscription Required

The Productive Ward initiative celebrates its 10th birthday this year, and a growing body of literature reveals its benefits to patients and staff.

Student nurse feedback can help ensure clinical placements meet students' needs

Encouraging student feedback on placements Subscription Required

After eliciting students’ views on what makes a good practice placement, one trust is now working to make sure students feel able to raise concerns.

Care Quality Commission

Nurse-led GP practice rated ‘outstanding’ by CQC

A nurse-led general practice in North West London has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, making it one of only 3% of surgeries inspected so far to have achieved the top rating.

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Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation

Tribute paid to Irish nurse killed in Tunisia shooting

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has opened a book of condolence for Lorna Carty, a nurse who died in the terrorist attack in Tunisia on Friday.

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NICE guidance to help primary care staff spot cancer earlier

Harnessing the skills and experience of nurses could ensure many more people survive cancer, say nursing leaders following the publication of new guidance on diagnosing the disease.

New meningitis vaccinations to begin this year

Practice nurses and school nurses in England and Scotland can expect to deliver two new vaccines for meningitis from the start of the autumn.

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Jeremy Hunt

Government pledges more practice nurses in 'new deal' for GPs

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has restated a commitment to increase the size of the practice nurse workforce, as part of plans to overhaul primary care.

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Norovirus returns: advice is to stay away from GP

Norovirus returns: advice is to stay away from GP

After Halloween and Bonfire Night, we have the return of another, much less welcome, winter tradition: the norovirus. Or, as The Times reports, “Tis the season for winter vomiting bug”

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