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Issue : 21 December 2016

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  • Honours

    Raft of top nurses recognised with new year honoursSubscription

    News31 December, 2016

    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.

  • Nurse and clip board and patient

    Shortlist announced for ‘friends and family test’ awardsSubscription

    News31 December, 2016

    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.

  • Horse kiss

    RCN backs animal therapy for improving patient healthSubscription

    News31 December, 2016

    The Royal College of Nursing is calling for better and more consistent access to animals for all patients who can benefit.

  • jenni middleton

    Where are the workforce initiatives?Subscription

    Features30 December, 2016

    Are we really solving the most important issues for the profession? Are we focusing on the things that will make the biggest difference – the staffing? Is it time to have an honest conversation about nursing staffing challenges and find a way together to fix this?

  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

    NHS hospitals report ulcer reduction with scannerSubscription

    News30 December, 2016

    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.

  • De Montfort University Leicester

    University announces new nursing course scholarshipSubscription

    News30 December, 2016

    A new scholarship for potential students has been announced by a university in the East Midlands, sparked by the axing of bursaries.

  • An opportunity arose to have wristband barcode containing all key patient details

    Pilots report early promise from barcode technologySubscription

    News30 December, 2016

    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.

  • WellChild

    Feature: Celebrating some very special children’s nursesSubscription

    News29 December, 2016

    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.

  • Older woman using asthma inhaler

    NICE signals major change in practice for treating asthmaSubscription

    News28 December, 2016

    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.

  • West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

    Trust asks public to ‘spare a thought’ for district nursesSubscription

    News27 December, 2016

    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.

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