Five new medicines, including treatments for hepatitis C, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, have been approved for use by regulators in Scotland.
Nursing is set to be at the forefront of “revolutionary” changes in haemophilia care, but the profession still carries a burden of “guilt” from the contaminated blood scandal that saw hundreds of NHS patients infected with HIV and hepatitis C, according to a leading specialist nurse.
Five specialist nurses visited London this week with some of their young patients to celebrate HRH the Duchess of Cornwall becoming the royal patron of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
Only around a third of patients with leukaemia have access to specialist nurses, according to leading blood cancer charity.
A US nurse who was arrested for refusing to allow a police officer to draw blood from an unconscious patient has reached a $500,000 (£375,000) compensation settlement.
An inspirational nurse who beat cancer and is now caring for other patients with the condition in Wales in her native tongue is in the running for a top health award.
Nurses can now access a free online learning course that has the “potential to improve patient care”, according to the blood cancer research charity Bloodwise.
A new nutrition and dietary advice guide for haemato-oncology nurses to give to patients with neutropenia has been launched by a blood cancer research charity.