Issue : 13 July 2010
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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
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.
Malnutrition is often unrecognised and its consequences can be devastating. Ensuring patients receive adequate nutrition and hydration is fundamental.
Palliative care funding to be reviewedSubscription
An independent review of palliative care funding must look at accountability to ensure money is passed on to hospices, as well as bringing an end to the postcode lottery in resourcing, according to end of life care charities.
Nursing staff inspired to assess lifestylesSubscription
A pioneering service aimed at improving the lifestyles of hospital patients has inspired nursing staff to do the same.
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.
More than half the measures chosen by hospital trusts to demonstrate their quality of care are nursing indicators, analysis by Nursing Times shows.
Although nurses commonly deal with death, no standardised training in last offices is available. Jo Wilson and colleagues explain why nationally endorsed guidance is urgently needed
Midwifery leaders have welcomed government moves away from the centralisation of maternity units into large “baby factories”.
Midwives are more likely to be involved in clinical negligence cases than frontline staff working in other areas, the latest NHS research suggests.