Am I sickened and shamed by Tuesday’s Health Service Ombudsmans report? Most certainly. How could any normal, decent human being not be. Am I surprised? Not in the least.
There are brilliant examples of good dementia care in the NHS, but to make that happen everywhere, nurses and other healthcare staff need to learn how to secure the support of families and friends, stresses June Andrews
The staple removers I’ve just used are cheap and nasty but they cost a lot. They have travelled almost 4,000 miles.
Bowel screening uptake is low among BME groups and in poorer areas, so we must do more to engage with communities, says Deborah Alisna
The road to life saving stomach surgery for some obese patients is blocked - research can help clear a pathSubscription
Obese patients have as much right to be offered effective treatment as those with other serious diseases such as cancer, yet for some patients the road to life saving stomach surgery is blocked. Research can help clear a path, writes Prof John Wilding, the national specialty lead for metabolic and endocrine disorders at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
The value of nursing lies in the opportunity to affect individual lives and the personal rewards that this brings - especially at Christmas
While imminent changes to the law are unlikely, the issue of assisted dying is not going to go away
Evaluation through measurement is key to improving quality but how ready are we to be transparent about nursing performance, asks Anne Cooper.
There is a need to look at how information on formula feeds can be made available to health professionals
Changes in the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 that came into force this year have enabled appropriately qualified nurses to independently prescribe controlled drugs (CDs), mix controlled drugs with another medicine, and use CDs in patient group directions.