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Practice Nursing

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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.

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

GP shortfall driving 'boom' in demand for nurse practitioners

Demand for advanced nurse practitioners within the NHS has jumped significantly over recent months, according to market analysis by a health recruitment agency.

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Broaden primary care skill-mix to tackle GP shortfall, says review

A raft of recommendations have been made by a major review into the sustainability of the primary care workforce, including greater use of physician associates and healthcare assistants.

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NHS Leeds North CCG and NHS Leeds South and East CCG

Nursing strategy drawn up for first time by CCGs

The first ever nursing strategy drawn up by clinical commissioning groups has been published in order to ensure nurses have a say in the shape of services.

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Care Quality Commission

Exclusive: Nurse-led primary care model 'could ease GP shortage'

Nurse-led surgeries could be the solution to the GP shortage, say nurses who have established one of the first set-ups of its kind in the UK.

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Half of chronic pain patients have tried alternative therapy

Most patients with chronic pain use complementary and alternative therapies, but many keep it a secret from clinicians, suggests US research.

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Norovirus returns: advice is to stay away from GP

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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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