Issue : 13 July 2010
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NMC restructure boosts nurse educationSubscription
The structure of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has been overhauled with new departments, new directors, and an assistant director responsible specifically for midwives and health visitors, who will sit on the organisation’s new board.
10,000 jobs threatened, says RCNSubscription
The RCN has said the NHS has identified 10,000 frontline jobs that will go in order to make financial savings.
24/7 palliative care nursing still patchySubscription
Round the clock community nursing support for end of life care patients remains available in only half of primary care trusts in England, a charity has claimed.
Children aspire to be nurses, not bankersSubscription
According to a recent survey, which asked young children what they want to be when they grow up, it found they aspire to be teachers, vets or footballers. Some aspire to be firefighters, others pop stars. Nursing came eighth on the list just ahead of archaeologist and dancer.
How many of us have been on courses, completed projects and assignments or undertaken professional development then implemented some or part of it into our work area? If we are honest, even if we have, not many of us can say we’ve done it every time.
What are the differences in nurse practitioner training and scope of practice in the US and UK?Subscription
Lessons learnt in preparation and practice in the US could be used to develop the nurse practitioner role in the UK, maximising the potential of the profession
Commode spillages can contaminate the hospital environment and compromise patient dignity. A team had equipment designs modified to address these issues
Embracing the opportunity to make sustainable improvements to nutritional care in all settingsSubscription
Undernourishment has a wide range of effects on health. The Health and Social Care Act means patients must be protected from the risks of inadequate nutrition
Malnutrition is often unrecognised and its consequences can be devastating. Ensuring patients receive adequate nutrition and hydration is fundamental.
Nurses are ideally placed to perform last offices for patients who are deceased and care for their bereaved relatives. Cultural awareness and sensitivity is vital