Issue : 23 September 2015
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MMR vaccine uptake reaches record high in WalesSubscription
Uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine has reached its highest level in Wales in the wake of disease outbreaks in the country over recent years, latest figures show.
A review of community bed capacity by Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group has set out four options for future care models, which include the closure of two cottage hospitals.
On 1 October, Barts Health NHS Trust in east London is to begin an ambitious initiative to stamp out smoking among its workforce and patients.
Nurses recognised for excellence in child careSubscription
Nurses are once again among the winners of the annual WellChild Awards, which recognise health professionals that have “gone the extra mile” in providing paediatric care.
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is pioneering an online therapy programme to support its workforce to cope with workplace stress.
Nursing outreach service saves paediatric bed days Subscription
A ground-breaking children’s home nursing service has helped save more than 1,000 bed days since it was launched 18 months ago, Nursing Times has been told.
Nurse prescribers have become “embedded” in practice as their numbers continue to grow, but experts have warned their continued success is at risk from skill loss, outdated practice and the need for more education funding.
New standards for practice and education have been drawn up to help prepare district nursing for a “new era” of services focused on community settings and integrated care models.
New rights for people who are detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act by the police are being put forward by the Welsh Government.
Nurses working in emergency and primary care settings in South London could encounter patients with Lyme disease-carrying ticks, suggests latest research.