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Issue : 16 November 2016

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  • Weekly news summary: 12 November 2016Subscription

    News11 November, 2016

    Concerns have been raised over the forthcoming nursing associate role in England this week, with nursing leaders warning the proposals have been “rushed”, leaving insufficient time to consult on what those in the new position will be able to do and their standards of training.

  • health syringe needle

    Warning over nurses extracting insulin from pens with needlesSubscription

    News16 November, 2016

    Nursing staff should be advised by trusts not to extract insulin from the pen devices or cartridges commonly-used by patients with diabetes, due to the risk of “harm and death”.

  • Royal College of Nursing

    Warning Brexit may exacerbate care sector nurse shortagesSubscription

    News17 November, 2016

    Nursing staff shortages in care homes could get worse in the wake of Brexit adding to a looming “crisis” in the sector, a former minister has warned.

  • Unattended trolleys can lead to drug theft

    U-turn on controlled drug administration by nursing associatesSubscription

    News17 November, 2016

    Nursing associates will be trained to administer drugs “within the confines of local employer policies”, it has been confirmed as the final version of the curriculum for those in the new role was published today – marking a change from a leaked version of the document that was heavily criticised.

  • Nottingham

    Union attacks axing of ‘up to 60’ Nottinghamshire health visitorsSubscription

    News16 November, 2016

    Plans to “axe up to 60” health visitors in part of the East Midlands will “hit deprived families”, a union has warned today.

  • melanoma lymph node 2016 splay

    Understanding melanoma - lymph node assessment and treatment, 3rd edition

    Features14 November, 2016

    This booklet is about melanoma that has spread to the lymph nodes.

  • fibro

    Understanding FibromyalgiaSubscription

    Book review17 November, 2016

    ’The book explores pain management in which pain specialists will also fond useful in treating their patients.’

  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust

    Trial aims to improve trust survival rates for hip patientsSubscription

    News15 November, 2016

    Medway Maritime Hospital has launched a s six-month trial of a new pathway, involving associated practitioners, to help improve survival rates for older patients who are admitted with fractured hips.

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    'The hidden talent of the care workforce'

    Opinion18 November, 2016

    In Chester Court care home, entertainment is never an afterthought. Care assistant, Janet, tells us how she uses music to help residents express themselves and reach their potential socially.

  • jaydee blackett crop

    'The essence of good teamwork'

    Opinion11 November, 2016

    As a valued member of the care home team, Jaydee takes every opportunity to develop her skills as a HCA and improve the care she is able to offer

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