A respiratory nurse has been named as “nurse of the year” by the Royal College of Nursing in Wales for her work in tackling some of the worst mortality rates from chronic lung disease in the UK.
A new mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist has been appointed to support the high number of patients with the condition across Merseyside and Cheshire.
Treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within the bodies’ natural defences, according to researchers from the UK and Austria.
Specialist nurses in Leicester will be promoting e-cigarettes to the public later this month, as part of efforts to boost smoking cessation.
Children under two years are more likely to be admitted to hospital with influenza if they have an older sister or brother, according to UK researchers.
A new smartphone application, or “app”, is being developed to give children and young people with asthma in London greater control over their treatment.
The senior nurse at the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital has said nursing staff “really deserve” the royal title being given to the organisation, following their “fantastic contribution” over the years.
Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are more likely to experience particular bacterial infections, according to a large Canadian study.
Oncology nurses have welcomed a draft ruling by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence that a lung cancer drug should be made available to some patients in England.
All patients who are being considered for long-term oxygen treatment (LTOT) at home should have a thorough risk assessment delivered by trained staff, according to new national standards.