Issue : 27 November
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Preparing patients to undergo surgerySubscription
Good pre-operative care, helping patients to feel less anxious and making sure their individual needs are met, means they have a better experience and faster recovery
Tens of thousands of patients will be able to get cash from their doctors for “personal health budgets” which can be used for activities including singing lessons and other hobbies, it has been announced.
Parkinson's medication warning after court caseSubscription
Parkinson’s patients have been urged not to stop taking their medication after it emerged that a French man won a six figure payout.
Three deaths from whooping coughSubscription
Three babies died of whooping cough in October amid the biggest outbreak in 20 years, health officials said today.
24,000 died of cold last winterSubscription
There were 24,000 deaths linked to cold weather last winter, new figures show.
Urgent action is needed to protect children and young people with specialist health needs while they are at school, nursing unions have warned.
Advice on how to achieve the best grades, from those in the know
The government’s Start4Life campaign has published guidance for midwives on helping patients recognise the risks of an unhealthy lifestyle during pregnancy.
Nurses promote 'six-steps' to manage dementia Subscription
US nurse researchers have developed a six-step approach to help manage behavioural symptoms in dementia patients, which they say can be used across all settings.
Do you have the skills to manage team conflict? Subscription
Different views are healthy but they shouldn’t turn into conflict