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'Why we’re recruiting for the right values, as well as skills'

'Why we’re recruiting for the right values, as well as skills' Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014

Why do we need to recruit for values? The answer is simple: to ensure we recruit the right people with the right values to provide the best care possible for patients.

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Gaining evidence on the value of health visiting

Gaining evidence on the value of health visiting Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014

Health visitors are crucial to establishing the foundations for a healthy child. This value needs to be gathered through evaluation and monitoring

Nursing at the centre of community services

Nursing at the centre of community services Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014

Community and primary care nurses are ideally placed to support patients and carers in making lifestyle and behaviour changes to improve their health and wellbeing

Role of the CCG nurse in commissioning services

Role of the CCG nurse in commissioning services Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014

Nurses have a vital role to play in commissioning but need support as they take on these developing responsibilities to counter competing demands on their time

How patient and staff experiences affect outcomes

How patient and staff experiences affect outcomes Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014

Patient and staff experience have a direct impact on patient outcomes and are important measurements of the quality of healthcare provision

Support for nurses returning to practice

Support for nurses returning to practice Subscription Required

21-Nov-2014

Although return to practice has been underused as a strategy for recruiting nurses, many returners are highly experienced and likely to remain in practice until retirement

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How Your Doctor Sees You

How Your Doctor Sees You

18-Nov-2014

This book is a brilliant showcase of all the different types of scans and imaging healthcare professionals use when dealing with patients.

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NHS Strike live rolling news: 24 November 2014

23-Nov-2014

Keep up with everything happening on picket lines across the country as nurses and midwives fight for fair pay

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Nurses and midwives go on strike again over 1% pay dispute

24-Nov-2014

Nurses, midwives and other NHS workers across England and Northern Ireland are today on strike for the second time in the past two months over a pay dispute with the government.

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How did NHS health workers end up striking? Find out about the events that led to industrial action with our NHS Strike timeline.

'Why do so many patients with COPD still have no access to specialist nurses?'

24-Nov-2014

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) must come to terms with having a progressive and incurable disease that will increasingly limit their capacity for physical activity, and is almost certain to cause their death. And the fact that it affects the ability to breathe means they are constantly reminded of this frightening prospect.

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What is the SSKIN care bundle?

20-Nov-2014

Watch this short video to find out how the SSKIN care bundle can help you improve the care you give and reduce the prevalence of pressure ulcers

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Creating smoke-free homes for children

Creating smoke-free homes for children

Discussing passive smoking with parents is not always easy. A tool has been developed to equip nurses with the knowledge and confidence to tackle the issue

When home issues come to work

When home issues come to work

Managers should know how to act when employees have problems outside work

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Delivering a patient-centred high-quality homecare prostate cancer service

29-Oct-2014

A pilot looking at treating prostate cancer away from cancer centres and at home had a major impact on capacity, cost, patient satisfaction and experience

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