Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Issue : 16 August 2011

View all stories from this issue.

Sort By: Newest firstOldest firstA-ZZ-A

  • nurse_in_blue.jpeg

    Trusts asked if simplified KSF is workingSubscription

    News17 August, 2011

    Trusts are being asked for evidence that the new streamlined version of the troubled knowledge and skills framework is working.

  • Some foods 'too high in salt for babies'

    NHS Choices17 August, 2011

    “Seven in 10 babies fed too much salt,” read the Daily Express headline.

  • Nurse with child

    Setting standards for diabetes careSubscription

    Clinical14 August, 2011

    Standards to support patients with diabetes exist, but are they enhancing their care?

  • 182_Fotolia_Social_Care_Adult_Elderly.jpg

    Older patients should 'walk around the ward'Subscription

    News16 August, 2011

    Encouraging older patients to walk around the ward can significantly reduce the amount of time they need to stay in hospital, nurse researchers have found.

  • clipboard admin targets nurse ward

    Most nurse managers 'negative' about tackling staff absence Subscription

    News15 August, 2011

    Most nurse managers are apathetic about tackling staff absence, despite nurses consistently having one of the highest rates of absenteeism among NHS staff, a study suggests.

  • patient__hospital.JPG

    Mobile patients 'leave hospital sooner'

    NHS Choices13 August, 2011

    “Hospital patients who get out of bed to walk around can cut their stay by three days,” reported the Daily Mirror. Those who start strolling on their first day in hospital shorten their visits more than others, it added.

  • Female nurse

    Managing change by empowering staffSubscription

    Clinical14 August, 2011

    A team of community nurses was encouraged to adapt an electronic patient caseload tool by making sure they were all involved in its development and implementation

  • Massage

    Does massage help to prevent pressure ulcers?Subscription

    Clinical15 August, 2011

    The simple answer is there is no evidence to suggest massage helps prevent pressure ulcers. In fact, there is limited evidence to suggest it actually causes harm, and several national guideline groups advise against it (Diemel-Peeters et al, 2006, 2005; Dyson, 1978).

  • baby__scan__pregnant__maternity__mother.jpg

    Doctors 'should have more maternity training'

    NHS Choices16 August, 2011

    BBC News has reported “a call for more maternity doctors” by a group of six UK obstetricians who said that most maternal deaths are now caused by treatable medical conditions.

  • Patient in hospital with nurse

    Decision-making support for inpatients with learning disabilities Subscription

    Clinical12 August, 2011

    People with learning disabilities may need support to make healthcare decisions. Nurses can use the Mental Capacity Act to ensure decisions are made in patients’ best interests

Show  10 per page20 per page