Diagnostic imaging professionals should routinely check for and report all vertebral fractures, according to new guidance, which says early identification could reduce unnecessary GP appointments and save the NHS huge amounts of time and money.
The Scottish government is to invest £6.9m over three years for training and educating practice nurses and district nurses to “help support a sustainable 24/7 community nursing workforce”.
Only around 15% of hospital children’s services are backed up by a full-time community nursing service, creating difficulty in discharging children early, the authors of an audit report have warned.
A nurse whose family has worked for the NHS for generations is organising a huge music festival to celebrate the health service’s 70th birthday and raise money for a children’s ward.
Nurses make animated video to help cut asthma admissionsVideoSubscription
Respiratory nurses at Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in West London are hoping to reduce the number of visits that young asthma patients make via an innovative visual learning approach.
Proton-pump inhibitors, commonly used to neutralise stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers, are linked to an increased risk of pneumonia in older patients, warn researchers.
One inhaler containing three drugs used once a day appears to be superior than existing dual therapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a major trial.
The UK licence and guidance relating to sodium valproate have been changed in the wake of the recent announcement of new Europe-wide safety measures relating to the drug.
Women who take painkillers during pregnancy could be negatively affecting the future fertility of the unborn child and their descendants, according to UK researchers.
Continuous glucose monitors improve glucose control and add to quality of life for patients with type 1 diabetes, and are also cost-effective over manual testing with strips, according to US researchers.