Issue : 23 March 2010
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Better information sharing between clinicians in acute and primary care is vital to reducing winter deaths, senior nurses have warned.
The co-existence of mental health and substance use problems, known as dual diagnosis, is common. Integrated care models are vital to provide joined up care
As roles in healthcare change, mental health nurses should put an end to conflicts with occupational therapists and take more responsibility for patient activities, says Pauline Cooper
Nurses feel unable to communicate with managersSubscription
Only 28 per cent of nurses say there is good communication between senior management and staff at their trust, according to results from the 2009 staff survey.
Ageing can affect the ability to cope with stomas even in people who have had them for years. Nurses need to be able to identify problems and offer solutions
Our political parties face a challenge. All agree that spending needs to be trimmed, if not cut substantially, and the extent of any changes in spending will be a defining political issue between now and polling day. At the same time, the NHS remains - in the words of Margaret Thatcher’s chancellor of the exchequer Nigel Lawson - something akin to a national religion.
Detailed figures on nurse job satisfaction - published for the first time by Nursing Times - illustrate how closely it is linked with quality of care.
Portraying nurses in a sexually provocative way could contribute to attacks on nursing staff, Unison head of nursing Gail Adams has warned.
Health minister Ann Keen has told nursing directors and heads of midwifery to speak up if quality and safety of services are being compromised to save money.
Teesside nurses lead orthopaedic improvementsSubscription
Nurses on Teesside have played a leading role in slashing treatment times for patients with fractured neck of femur.