Issue : 12 June 2012
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Technology can make care at home easier and safer, and improves patients’ experiences. However, nurses face a number of challenges in adapting to its use.
This article explores the effectiveness of health checks for people with learning disabilities in identifying unmet health needs.
Recently I sat with a group of worried doctors who after two years of aggressive recruitment for junior medical staff had not had a single applicant.
Using reflective practice in frontline nursingSubscription
Reflective practice can be used to help nurses to make sense of work situations and, ultimately, to improve care. A simple, three-stage model is proposed.
The development of advanced nursing rolesSubscription
Advanced nursing practice has led to innovation in nursing but also to confusion. This article focuses on its progress from its early days in the 19th century to the present day.
Managing osteoporosis in a rural communitySubscription
Lifestyle changes can help to prevent osteoporosis. Nurses are in an ideal position to raise awareness of issues such as bone health and fracture risk.wals
£19m pledged for NHS workers to run mutualsSubscription
An extra £19 million has been announced to fund doctors, nurses and other health workers who want to take over the running of NHS services in England.
New CQC chief executive revealedSubscription
Department of Health director general of social care David Behan has been appointed chief executive of the Care Quality Commission.