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To celebrate the contribution to society by the nation’s millions of public service workers, from nurses to teachers, firefighters to administrators, Britain is being asked to say ‘thank you’ on Public Service Day on 23 June.
The emerging threat of Candida aurisSubscription
Candida auris is a species of fungus that grows as a yeast. First identified in 2009 in Tokyo, it can cause serious invasive candidiasis in humans, affecting the bloodstream, central nervous system and internal organs. Patients with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk
A different approach to chronic wound careSubscription
L & R Logo The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends patented monofilament fibre technology, Debrisoft, for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds in the NHS
surrey uni The University of Surrey provides a new way for students to enter nurse education
Talking About Melanoma Matters: Empowering patients to communicate confidently with their clinicians
bms 2 Delia Sworm, skin cancer clinical nurse specialist at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, offers her perspective on the importance of shared decision-making between clinicians and people with melanoma
Nursing careers in complex careSubscription
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That nice feeling of being supportedSubscription
Want to see happiness in human form? Meet Kym, a registered mental health nurse at Cygnet Health Care in Bury who loves her job, her team and seeing her patients’ wellbeing improve
An electronic solution to recording observationsSubscription
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust implemented CareFlow Vitals to record observations electronically. Claire Read reports
James Cook University Australia, as like many other countries is facing a long-term labour shortage of nurses and this expected shortfall is expected to reach 85,000 by 2025.
A panel convened to discuss the increasing role of technology in healthcare and how it can benefit, and be accepted by, staff and patients alike
Understanding how technology can best be embraced by nursing staff is the key to harnessing its potential to improve service efficiency as well as patient outcomes
By using a range of initiatives and technology, Northern Healthcare is able to offer people with mental ill health a supported living environment to help them stay out of hospital
Healthy habits boost winter wellnessSubscription
GOJO’s cutting-edge technology improves hand-hygiene practices and compliance to effectively tackle the spread of infection Healthy habits boost winter wellness
Community midwives can find it challenging to keep track of paper notes, says Janet Calland.
Leading the way in making every breath countSubscription
Respiratory rate is the single most sensitive predictor of patient deterioration, yet the one vital sign that nurses currently must measure in a time consuming and imperfect fashion. But a smart device called RespiraSense is trying to change all that
Your specialist partner in healthcare hygieneSubscription
Working in partnership with healthcare managers, GOJO can help implement effective hand and surface hygiene regimes
The challenges of caring for older people with diabetes will be a key topic at the Diabetes Professional Care 2018 (DPC2018) conference when the show returns to Olympia, London on November 14 and 15.
Nurses lead the way for support staff to developSubscription
Elysium Healthcare’s Career Advancement Programme helps healthcare support workers to take on more senior roles
Claire Read reports on a roundtable event discussing continence care
Diabetes Professional Care, which returns to London on 14 and 15 November, is the UK’s leading, free-to-attend, CPD-accredited conference and exhibition for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes, and its related conditions.
Claire Read reports on a roundtable event discussing the benefits of technology and how nurses can use it
The University of Surrey offers post-registration education that equips nurses for the changing face of healthcare
The three communication mistakes we all makeSubscription
Being able to communicate – with colleagues, patients, and their families – is an essential skill for any health professional. But are you as good at communicating as you think?
The University of Surrey offers student nurses excellent teaching and placements in a glorious setting
There is huge value in giving nurses access to data on what is happening across their ward or organisation.
As the nature of the infection prevention and control challenge evolves, so too must the approaches to meeting it – but solutions must focus on ease of use for busy clinicians
Every nurse will encounter patients experiencing incontinence, so every nurse must be aware of incontinence-associated dermatitis – and how it can be addressed
Do you suffer with skincare problems as a result of washing or using hand sanitiser as part of your daily routine?
There is no doubt that close collaboration with nurses changes IT systems for the better.
Changing lives in Brighton and HoveSubscription
Susan is a charge nurse on a dementia assessment ward at Mill View Hospital in Hove. Mill View is a mental health hospital and part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, a mental health trust working across Sussex and Hampshire.
Retention, retention, retentionSubscription
Jess Henry, Head of Leadership, Learning and Development at Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the workforce challenge of the moment, and how her organisation is using the Questback feedback platform to help.
Claire Read reports on a roundtable discussion about how technology can support community nurses.
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is among the largest teaching hospitals in the nation. It is also one of the busiest.
How specialist breast cancer nurses set the platform for improved outcomes
Claire Read reports on a roundtable discussion on increasing the use of technology in healthcare
Majallel Lorin (26) is a newly qualified Community Nurse in Ebbw Vale, South Wales.
Jennie Palmer (43) is a Senior Nurse in the Emergency and Acute Medicine department in Cardiff, South Wales.
Proud of the PagetSubscription
A trust that focuses on education, training and development could be the best place to further your career or start your journey as a registered nurse.
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The new care practitioner role at Barchester sees nurses mentoring senior carers throughout their training
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has secured a significant investment in its district nursing service for the Camden area, from the Camden Clinical Commission Group.
Smith and Nephew roundtable: 25 October 2016
Barchester Healthcare offers individualised support for people who are living with a wide range of long-term mental health conditions
If you’re looking for an exciting new nursing opportunity, Pulse Community Healthcare has a range of community nursing roles across the UK – complete with your own clinical caseload, plenty of responsibility and the benefit of managing your own diary. We spoke to Natasha Johnson, a community nurse in Leeds, about her experience of the role.
If you want to learn on the job, develop new skills and get a broad and varied understanding of nursing, BMI Healthcare could be a good place to start or continue your career
Wound infections can dramatically lengthen treatment times and cost the NHS large sums of money, which is why funding for preventative measures is so important, writes Claire Read
When Jenica Leah’s classmates asked her what she’d been up to over the summer holidays, they received an unexpected response.
A roundtable by HSJ and Nursing Times during the Patient Safety Congress this summer focused on how to reduce the high toll on health and finances caused by complications in post-operative care. Report by Charlotte Santry
Variations in care quality occurs across the health system, especially in hospital theatres. Nursing Times gathered a group of theatre nurses, and those interested in improving surgical care and reducing waste, to meet financial savings and improve quality
Asthma is a heavy burden on the UK and is often overlooked. There are now 5.4 million people currently receiving treatment for the condition which equates to around one in every 11 children and one in 12 adults.