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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.

Queen's Nursing Institute/RCGP

Community and primary care coming out of ‘deep riven crisis’

The fall in the size of the primary care and community nursing workforce over recent years has been described by a leading GP as a “tragedy” that the NHS is only just beginning to recover from.

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Norwich CCG

Leading primary care nurse appointed chair of CCG  

Queen’s Nurse Tracy Williams has been elected as chair of Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group’s governing body.

MMR vaccine uptake reaches record high in Wales

Uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine has reached its highest level in Wales in the wake of disease outbreaks in the country over recent years, latest figures show.

Latest immunisation data reveals dip in MMR uptake  

The proportion of two-year-old children in England having the MMR vaccine has fallen for the first time in recent years, new figures show.

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Hypertension drugs at bedtime ‘halves diabetes risk’

Taking blood pressure medication at bedtime rather than in the morning halves the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research.

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15-minute daily walk 'will help you live longer' says study

A 15-minute daily walk 'will help you live longer' says study

Going for a 15-minute walk every day will “make you live longer”, reports the Mail Online. It is one of several news outlets to report that small amounts of daily exercise may be enough to increase your chances of living longer.


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