Issue : 19 August 2015
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School nursing services across the country face major upheaval, with councils preparing to integrate services following the full transfer of public health commissioning this autumn, an investigation by Nursing Times has found.
Nurses at the Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital will be using an electronic monitoring system intended to makes care safer and more efficient.
Probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units show no benefit in preventing the colonisation of drug-resistant microbes in the intestinal tract, according to US research.
Young people who adopt the “goth” subculture might be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, according to UK researchers.
More than 2,100 mental health patients were forced to travel “out of area” for an inpatient bed in May this year, according to data published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has defied a government pay agreement and awarded its senior staff a 1% pay rise in line with lower paid staff.
In July, the Department of Health announced that it will be changing the regulatory system for midwives. What impact will this long-overdue reform have on patients and on midwives themselves?
A major telehealth programme has been launched in Cheshire with the aim of helping improve self-management by patients with long-term conditions.
Nurses delivering a new vaccine protecting against meningitis should encourage parents to give their children paracetamol following immunisation, due to increased risk of fever.
A “marked contrast” between the quality of mental health and community services has been identified by inspectors at a trust in the East Midlands.