Issue : 24 September 2014
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Mikey’s own experience of being a patient has helped him realise that as student nurses we can all play a part in changing the future of healthcare
The nursing regulator is strongly expected to rubber-stamp plans to increase the annual registration fee from £100 to £120 at its latest council meeting this week.
‘I've essentially treated myself like a patient’Subscription
How can student nurses cope with personal loss during their training? When Becky lost her father during second year, she turned to her nursing skills to help her cope
A major campaign is due to be launched today to encourage former nurses to rejoin the profession in order to alleviate the current shortage of staff in the NHS.
Unite members vote in favour of NHS pay strikeSubscription
NHS members from a second public sector union have voted in favour of strike action over pay, it was announced today.
Nearly 40% of services for people with inflammatory bowel disease are failing to meet basic standards for the number of nurses, reveals the latest assessment of provision.
Practice nurses will be able to produce plans to help asthma sufferers manage their condition at the click of a mouse thanks to the launch of a new software tool by a leading charity.
The nursing regulator has highlighted that most registered staff are still failing to claim back the tax relief they are due on the annual fee.
The first successful takeover of one foundation trust by another has received final approval, it was announced today.
An ingredient in the yellow curry spice turmeric may hold the key to repairing the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, German research suggests.
'Shocking' increase in antibiotic failure rateSubscription
A “worrying” number of antibiotics prescribed to patients by their family doctors fail to treat common infections, new research suggests.
Physical activity combats depression by purging the body of a harmful substance that accumulates during stress, research suggests.
Much of the media has reported that discriminatory “fat shaming” makes people who are overweight eat more, rather than less.
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We asked the twitter community for views on this announcement from the Labour party.
Macmillan GPs, nurses and other health and social care professionals helped over 520,000 people in the UK last year. In these videos, some of Macmillan’s cancer nurse specialists, a physiotherapist, and an oncology dietitian share their experiences of working with Macmillan.
An amateur researcher is seeking to catalogue the names and resting places of nurses killed in action during the First World War.
More than a third of cancer patients felt there were not enough nurses on duty to care for them in hospital, according to the latest national survey, which also highlights the importance of providing specialist nurses.
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Children’s hospitals are taking part in a trial programme aimed at improving paediatric care and reducing child deaths.
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App now available to help patients plan and record important information relating to their treatment
Going up a clothes size could increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by as much as 33%, researchers have found.
The number of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots could be reduced if patients were offered the chance to monitor themselves at home, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published guidance to help local authorities commission “effective” health visiting services from next year.
Long hours in a low-status job can increase diabetes risk by almost a third, research has shown.
Keeping your nursing practice updatedSubscription
Staying up-to-date can be challenging, but there are ways nurses can meet their CPD requirements without breaking the bank
“Food is not addictive … but eating is: Gorging is psychological compulsion, say experts,” the Mail Online reports.
Ed Miliband has pledged that Labour will deliver 36,000 extra staff for the NHS including 20,000 extra nurses if it wins next year’s general election.
60 seconds with...Carol-Anne Murphy, nurse consultant at the 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation TrustSubscription
We talk to Carol-Anne Murphy (nee Kelly), nurse consultant at the 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust, who qualified as a mental health nurse in 1986.
Labour would have to address a shortage of funding to universities if it were to deliver on its pledge for 36,000 extra NHS staff if it formed a government, HSJ has been told
Strike date set for next month in NHS pay dispute Subscription
Strike action over pay by NHS members of Unison has been scheduled to take place on 13 October, the union has announced.
The maternity department at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital is to use social media as a new way of finding ways to improve antenatal care.
More than 160 NHS workers have answered a call to help battle the ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Ros Moore, the chief nursing officer for Scotland, will step down from her role at the end of the year, the Scottish Government has announced today.
Many children who have bipolar disorder can go for years without having their symptoms recognised, latest guidance for the NHS has warned.
Death rates at two large hospitals fell by more than 15% after nurses started using handheld computers instead of paper charts to record patients’ vital signs, according to new research.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs can directly increase the risk of diabetes because of the way they function, research has shown.
“Bacteria found in honeybee stomachs could be used as alternative to antibiotics,” reports The Independent.
Last week saw two significant votes. Shortly before Scotland’s decision to remain part of the UK, Unison’s healthcare workers voted in favour of strike action.
Why do I have to explain why older people’s nursing is so important and why I am championing it?
Labour will deliver 36,000 extra staff for the NHS including 20,000 extra nurses if it wins next year’s general election Ed Miliband pledged today.
Prince Harry last night praised the work of specialist paediatric nurses caring for seriously ill children, young people and their families at an awards ceremony in London.
A new type of combination treatment, including basal insulin, is set to be launched next year after gaining European approval.
Pregnant women are worse hit by flu than other members of the population because their immune systems are hyperactive rather than weakened, a study has shown.
Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to make a pledge to increase the numbers of registered nurses working in the NHS by 20,000 if Labour wins the next election, Nursing Times understands.
Longer hours worked by nurses to help save hospitals money is hitting safety and patient care, according to a large international survey of nurses.
People should be told to limit their time in front of the TV and cut out sugary drinks to stave off obesity, health officials have said.