Am I sickened and shamed by Tuesday’s Health Service Ombudsmans report? Most certainly. How could any normal, decent human being not be. Am I surprised? Not in the least.
Educating community nursesSubscription
With the drive towards more home-based care, it is vital that the education of community nurses is developed. But the form education should take is up for debate
How to prevent the spread of norovirusSubscription
Norovirus has a significant impact on healthcare resources. Nurses can help to prevent its spread by maintaining good hand hygiene and infection control measures
While imminent changes to the law are unlikely, the issue of assisted dying is not going to go away
Evaluation through measurement is key to improving quality but how ready are we to be transparent about nursing performance, asks Anne Cooper.
There is a need to look at how information on formula feeds can be made available to health professionals
Changes in the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 that came into force this year have enabled appropriately qualified nurses to independently prescribe controlled drugs (CDs), mix controlled drugs with another medicine, and use CDs in patient group directions.
Well planned and delivered end-of-life care is shaped by the patient’s life and personality.
The NHS could transform the way we manage the rehabilitation of older patients by changing the way we educate and prepare healthcare assistants.
Focusing care on what is important to individuals as human beings enables us to understand and more fully appreciate a person’s personal experience of ill health, enabling us to have a better understanding of how to support them.