Issue : 11 May 2010
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Nursing leaders have made clear their concern about the widespread downgrading of district nursing posts.
A former member of the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery has said she will start reducing the number of specialist nurse roles at her trust.
Ward duties put specialist nurse roles at riskSubscription
Trusts that send clinical nurse specialists back to the wards could be putting the future of the clinical nurse specialist role at risk, Nursing Times had been told.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has said it will take “immediate action” to address concerns on student mentoring revealed by Nursing Times last month.
A dearth of training and guidance means nurses are failing to follow “last offices”, the simple procedures for treating dead patients with dignity and respect, a Nursing Times investigation has found.
How do we deliver best practice?Subscription
Using evidence to improve productivity and efficiency is not as straightforward as it might appear, as a round table of experts brought together to discuss the issue found. Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Even though allergy affects one third of the UK population, NHS allergy care is suboptimal. Treatment guidelines can help staff to make changes to their practice
Does prescribing participation in arts help to promote recovery for mental health clients?Subscription
Little is known about the benefits of arts on prescription for mental health clients. This study found it provided peer support and a sense of vocation
Returning to short shifts would be like “turkeys voting for Christmas”, suggested one reader in response to my opinion piece, with another saying “hands off our long days”. I never imagined the storm it would create.
Clinical supervision using the 4S model 3: how to support supervisors and sustain schemesSubscription
After training, supervisors need ongoing support to enable them to deliver effective supervision. It is vital to plan how to sustain supervision schemes