Issue : 21 December 2016
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A leading academic in older people’s care and the driving force behind the Mary Seacole statue campaign are among the nurses to have been recognised in the 2017 new year honours list.
The Patient Experience Network has announced the shortlist for the second Friends and Family Test Awards, including compassion-based training and a homeless healthcare iniative.
The Royal College of Nursing is calling for better and more consistent access to animals for all patients who can benefit.
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A scanner device that can detect early damage that can lead to the formation of a pressure ulcer has been used successfully in NHS hospitals.
A new scholarship for potential students has been announced by a university in the East Midlands, sparked by the axing of bursaries.
Early results from an NHS pilot of using barcode technology on equipment has saved nurses time and trusts money, according to the Department of Health.
A pioneering paediatric nursing programme celebrated its 10th birthday earlier this year. Jo Stephenson spoke to some of the nurses involved in the charity-run scheme that has helped transform care for many sick children since its inception.
Asthma patients should in future be prescribed a leukotriene receptor antagonist as an intermediate step-up between a preventer inhaler and a combination inhaler, if their condition is poorly controlled.
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust is asking people to “spare a thought” for community healthcare staff who will carry on as usual caring for patients in their homes, despite Christmas.