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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.
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The value of nursing lies in the opportunity to affect individual lives and the personal rewards that this brings - especially at Christmas
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.
Recently I sat with a group of worried doctors who after two years of aggressive recruitment for junior medical staff had not had a single applicant.
Well planned and delivered end-of-life care is shaped by the patient’s life and personality.
The NHS could transform the way we manage the rehabilitation of older patients by changing the way we educate and prepare healthcare assistants.