Issue : 15 December 2009
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Older people’s needs do not appear to be at the heart of NHS decision making. A qualitative study identified nine aspirations for better care from the over 80s
The NMC will take a “proactive” hard line against nurses and nurse leaders who neglect patient care, the regulator’s new chief executive has told Nursing Times.
Public sector pay cap divides nursing unionsSubscription
Nurses are to get a pay rise of no more than 1 per cent from 2011 as part of the chancellor’s efforts to restrict public spending.
Nurses will be central to the delivery of a “new wave” of national patient safety initiatives to combat issues such as pressure ulcers and healthcare acquired infections.
The government’s ideas on quality do not necessarily match the aspirations of older patients, according to research published today in Nursing Times.
Nurses are being urged to use the close relationships they form with patients to help make them feel more at ease about challenging other staff about hand hygiene.
Flexibility in return for job security Subscription
Nurses will be offered guaranteed job security in return for accepting real terms pay cuts, the government has announced.
It’s that time of year when everyone has something wrong with them. Me? My arm hurts. My wife has a clicky knee that appears to prevent her from putting the kettle on. Jamie, Paul and Sophie all have coughs. Bonnie has hiccups. Gail has lost her mobile, which isn’t the same but means I can’t call her to see if anything hurts.
Does oxygen need humidification?Subscription
Nursing practice often involves undertaking procedures about which there is debate or uncertainty. In Practice Question we ask experts to determine how nurses should approach these situations
Many people with interstitial lung disease have advanced illness. Simple strategies can aid quality of life and help people to stay at home as their condition worsens