Issue : 11 October 2011
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There is so much more to nursing and caring for the elderly patient than simply providing excellent care while in hospital.
My first year placements: what did I learn?Subscription
Rachael Wheeldon let’s us know what she enjoyed about her first year placements
Presenting yourself appropriately can make all the difference on your mental health placement
Preparing your skills for placement Subscription
First ward placement? Unsure what to expect? Here’s a quick guide to some of the learning opportunities that may be available to you when you set foot on the ward
How to prepare for your mental health placement Subscription
It can be daunting starting a placement on a mental health unit, but knowing what to expect can help ease your nerves
Rachel Wheeldon, second year student nurse at UCLAN believes relationships with mentors while on placement are invaluable
Baby care units 'not meeting standards'Subscription
More than half of specialist care units for newborn babies are not meeting the government’s minimum standards, putting England’s sickest babies at risk, a charity has warned.
Targeting toxin key to fighting MRSA Subscription
Targeting a toxin released by virtually all strains of MRSA could help scientists develop drugs that can fight the superbug, new research suggests.
The NHS is “holding up well” at a national level but there are significant pressures in some organisations, according to a new report.
'Honesty' needed to tackle obesitySubscription
People need to be honest with themselves about how much they eat and drink in order to tackle obesity, the government has said.