A new drug for skin cancer patients should be made available for widespread use on the NHS, health officials have said.
A blood test has been developed that can show when prostate cancer treatments turn bad.
This Week's Practice
Blood transfusion carries potentially serious hazards. Nurses have an important role in ensuring safe administration and in maintaining records to provide an audit trail
Achieving the recommended compression rate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be difficult, but music can help to improve skills in the short term
Changes to healthcare organisations may mean student placements are unavailable or unsuitable. A new allocation model is enabling a more student-focused approach
Transfusing patients with incompatible blood components can be fatal. Understanding the testing and transfusion process can help reduce errors
Higher education institutions must recruit nursing students with the right values. One university is using multiple mini-interviews to assess compassion and empathy
Nursing Book club
This book is an essential read for anyone considering or already working as a paid carer, or training to be nurse. I stress “paid” carer – because this indicates a choice to enter this “world”.
If people can visualise your ideas, they are more likely to be taken on
It is crucial that all new technology introduced to healthcare settings is easy to use for staff.
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Personal Taxation Services debunks the myth that it’s easy to manage your own tax relief, and shows you just how much you could claim for - and how much you can save
Happy new term!
Weekly news focus
Nurses from all disciplines and care settings are being urged to join a social media campaign highlighting all the reasons the profession has to be proud of what it does for patients.
In the past few years, the NHS has been subject to massive media scrutiny.
Most nurses experience it right at the start. It could be on the bus to your first day of placement, when you have the urge to lean over and tell a stranger that you’re a nurse by the way.
The role of investigating claims made by NHS whistleblowers could be taken out of the hands of hospital trusts, the head of a major government inquiry has indicated.