Women who regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at work appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not, according to new research.
A new thoracic nurse specialist has been appointed in London specifically to support mesothelioma patients, a charity has announced.
A new “taskforce for lung health”, comprising 25 representatives from the respiratory sector, is calling for evidence to identify what needs to change in the prevention and diagnosis of lung disease.
Nurses, doctors and therapists at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are working together to identify and treat people with severe asthma who could benefit from new drugs.
Senior nurses at Colchester Hospital have praised staff for their “fantastic team work” in treating a significantly higher number of children than a year ago.
Healthcare professionals should tell patients that most sore throats do not need antibiotics, states guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England.
Funding for the delivery of respiratory care is set to be “rebalanced” in Wales away from hospitals and towards specialist nurses working in the community, according to a plan to reduce variation.
Bed occupancy rates in English hospitals remain well above safe limits, but fewer patients are facing long delays in ambulances, according to latest figures, suggesting the pressure may be easing.
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has recently introduced a new way of testing adult patients for flu, with nurses using a molecular analysing device by the bedside that only takes 20 minutes.
Nurses are deviating from early warning scoring systems and taking fewer vital signs at night so they do not disrupt patients’ sleep, which could be posing a risk to patient safety, according to a new study involving a hospital in England.