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Unions have announced a fresh round of strikes over NHS pay

19-Dec-2014 | By

NHS nurses and midwives in England will be urged to walkout for 12 hours on 29 January and 24 hours the following month, as union leaders attempt to ratchet up the pressure on ministers over pay.

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Concern over projected fall in NHS mental health nurse vacancies

19-Dec-2014 | By

A forecasted reduction in the number of NHS mental health nursing jobs over the coming years could threaten the government’s ambition to see it put on an equal footing with physical treatment, it has been claimed.

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12-Dec-2014

Mentors play a crucial role in supporting and assessing student nurses, yet many find the role challenging. A trust developed support for mentors at the point of care

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12-Dec-2014

An evaluation of health promotion training provided to nurses at a trust showed that it has helped the nurses to review their own lifestyles

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Protecting staff and patients from infection is vital so all staff who may have to use personal protective equipment must know how to use and remove it correctly

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12-Dec-2014

A large-scale meta-analysis of studies of psychological treatment approaches for adults with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder shows some perform better than waiting list/usual care

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9-Dec-2014

Respiratory nurses can create pulmonary rehabilitation care programmes to help improve the quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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‘I would recommend this book and also this series of books to student nurses at any point of their training.’

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17-Dec-2014

Three quarters of NHS hospitals recruited almost 6,000 overseas nurses in just 12 months, exposing a deepening crisis in nurse staffing levels, Nursing Times can reveal.

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18-Dec-2014

We asked healthcare professionals within the Twitter community to nominate who they felt deserved to be crowned “Nurse Tweeter of the Year 2014”

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15-Dec-2014

When I visited my mother in hospital on Christmas Day I felt very grateful to the staff, who were working as hard as always. My mother’s needs were as acute on that day as on any other.

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