Nurse recruitment in care homes has reached crisis point, with warnings that managers are struggling to compete with the NHS for staff amid a national workforce shortage.
The Royal College of Nursing has warned that proposed cuts to public health funding and short-term decision making risked “storing up” serious problems across the NHS, ahead of next week’s budget.
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This Week's Practice
A structured programme of sensory activities can improve end-of-life care for people in nursing homes with advanced dementia.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is not achieving all its original objectives. This article examines the barriers and how these can be overcome.
A harm reduction service for users of intravenous drugs run by mental health nurses developed into wider healthcare services for this vulnerable group.
A Cochrane review suggests music may have the potential to reduce anxiety for patients who are undergoing interventions to treat coronary heart disease.
An online survey of nurses was carried out to find out more about awareness and knowledge of iron deficiency anaemia
This week's book review
‘I can certainly recommend this book to nursing students’
Looking for a career change?
The Responsive Workforce Model at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS), backed by Allocate Software HealthRoster and SafeCare, has reduced agency spend, ensured quality and freed up nurses for hands-on care
Nurses who come to Sue Ryder often stay and progress further and further within their career
Barchester’s commitment to student and newly qualified nurses enables rapid career advancement
Rising Stars 2015
After considering the calibre of people joining its ranks, our judges told us they felt certain that nursing was in “safe hands”. Now you can enjoy the list of this year’s winners in full and read all about their contributions.
This week's issue
Daily news focus
Nurses have said they need clearer guidance about how to complete the new process of checks for renewing their registration in order to reduce confusion and avoid potentially falling off the register.
In his book Do No Harm retired neurosurgeon Henry Marsh described the irritation of taking time away from his work to sit though mandatory training.
We have known about pressure damage for a long time, and although we have learned an awful lot about how to prevent and treat it, Jo Habben argues that we still have a long way to go to get it right