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Mental health student nurses have been urged by leading academics and nurses to challenge conventional practice and take the lead in future research to develop new models of care and treatment.
Health, social care and housing need to be higher up on the political agenda. Existing systems do not support what needs to happen on the ground to meet the changing needs of older people.
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The UK Independence Party would reintroduce state enrolled nurses to encourage more “home grown talent” in nursing, as part of a package of election pledges on the NHS.
A Plymouth University training programme for a new type of healthcare profession, called a physician associate, has welcomed its first students.
All NHS staff will now be required to undergo training in dementia so they have the “know-how and understanding” to provide the best possible care, the government has announced.
Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.
Writing about nursing practice is a skill that can be learned, and benefits patients by spreading good practice. Joining a writing group can help nurses continue writing.
As a student nurse I wholeheartedly welcome Sir Robert Francis’ recommendation to embed raising concerns in nursing education.
Improved and standardised national training for health visitors, midwives and other healthcare workers is required to ensure uniform delivery of nutritional, play and activity advice for pre-school children, according to a group of cross-party MPs.