Issue : 16 September 2015
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The mistakes of the past in the care of dying patients could be repeated if staff are forced to rely on formal processes rather than focusing on outcomes and informed judgment, warn researchers.
Patients from less affluent backgrounds will need more encouragement than others to take up invitations for a new bowel cancer screening test, a study has indicated.
Serious gaps in nurse training have been identified in key mental health therapies that are set to form part of new government standards for treating psychosis from next year.
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In her first blog as child branch student editor, Danielle discusses how she learnt to use criticisms to help her develop as a nurse.
The Royal College of Nursing has launched a revised competence framework designed to help improve nursing care for people with liver disease.
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A career close to practice and steeped in research is a rare thing for nurses, but it’s what is on offer at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
An innovative tool has been launched today to help improve communication between health professionals and children with epilepsy, with the aim of keeping them out of hospital.
Reducing hospital bed occupancy could help save lives, according to researchers who studied efforts to cut occupancy rates at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The first full audit of specialist palliative care services in London, including specialist nursing, has revealed patchy provision for terminally ill patients across the capital.
I like open water swimming. If you are wandering along the Brighton coast in the winter and come across a small group of semi-naked people picking their way barefoot across the pebbles to get into the sea, there is a fair chance I will be one of them.