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Concentric circles system

A strategy to maintain safety in clinical incidents Subscription Required


A strategy using concentric circles can help team leaders to maintain situational awareness when they are dealing with and overseeing to a clinical incident

Attitudes to older people

Attitudes and knowledge in older people’s care Subscription Required


A local study confirms research evidence that education and clinical placements are not increasing knowledge or promoting positive attitudes in older people’s care

Diabetes in care homes

Managing diabetes in nursing and care homes Subscription Required


One in four people in residential homes has diabetes. However, a national audit has found the condition is not being identified, monitored and treated adequately

Training HCAs to recognise patient deterioration

Training HCAs to recognise patient deterioration Subscription Required


Healthcare assistants have a vital role in recognising patient deterioration, but may lack the relevant skills. A tailored training programme can provide these

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Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students


‘Definitely nursing students of any branch, potential applicants for nursing, and anyone who has graduated that wants to brush up on their drug calculations skills, should read this book’

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Use your inner detective to recognise the clues that reveal your patients’ experience

Work out what your patients think

Use your inner detective to recognise the clues that reveal your patients’ experience

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Kathryn Anderson

'The audacity of the Tory government knows no bounds'


Response to letter from Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury to the NHS Pay Review Body, on behalf of the National Health Action Party

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Are you paying too much tax?

Are you paying too much tax?


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

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Mental health sector hit by dramatic reduction in nurse posts


NHS mental health providers have lost thousands of nursing posts, amid accusations services are being “looted” to implement safe staffing levels in the acute sector in the wake of the Francis report into Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.

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Fran Entwistle_NT

When was the last time you really talked about suicide?


If anyone ever needed irrefutable evidence that depression doesn’t discriminate, the death of Robin Williams is surely it.

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Graduate nursing profession

'We must invest in nursing to avoid damaging our workforce' Subscription Required


International Nurses’ Day in May prompted a lively discussion on Twitter about the old days of nursing.

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Robert Francis

Francis to end 'climate of fear' as NHS whistleblowing review begins


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.

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Reducing antipsychotic drugs in care homes

Reducing antipsychotic drugs in care homes

The risks of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia are well known. A review by pharmacists with care home staff led to the drugs being reduced or discontinued

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