Ann-Marie Riley praises the #endPJparalysis campaign, stressing how quickly loss of muscle strength can happen in hospital and how important it is to keep patients mobile
From September 2020, the Nursing and Midwifery Council expects all education programmes, including those relating to prescribing, to operate under new standards.
April saw the first ever national NHS Diabetes Prevention Week to raise awareness of type 2 diabetes and how to prevent it.
Nurses and other frontline medical staff do a tremendous job of looking after those in need in the aftermath of a major incident, such as a traffic accident, fire or even a terrorist attack.
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The Nursing and Midwifery Council decided last month to formally adopt the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s multidisciplinary prescribing competency framework as its standards of proficiency.
The recent approval of new education and proficiency standards for nurses is to be welcomed for several reasons, but there is also a danger assessment could suffer.
I was sad to see the Daily Mail claiming that patients in a London hospital are being banned from wearing pyjamas in daylight hours, and that their families are required to bring in clean clothes every day, says Ann Marie Riley.
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The increasing number of clinical staff moving into management roles shows nurses shouldn’t be intimidated by making the transition from beds to boardroom.