Practice nurses and advanced nurse practitioners dominate among the primary care nursing workforce, according to the first national breakdown of clinician type in surgeries in England.
Delegates at Nursing Times’ Deputies Congress 2016 showed their support this week for the “Hello, my name is…” campaign for health professionals to introduce themselves to patients.
A new website has been launched to support Scotland’s “national manual” for infection prevention and control.
The steep rise in the number of deaths in England and Wales last year was the result of an increase in dementia, related conditions and respiratory diseases among older people, according to analysts.
A new IT system is to be rolled out across Wales in an effort to improve the management of healthcare-associated infections.
A new “app” intended to help GPs, nurses and pharmacists with referrals for patients suspected of having cancer has been launched in Scotland.
Public health experts have called for investigation after statistics showed the biggest increase in the national death rate for several decades in 2015.
A nurse has been chosen to help with a high-powered review looking at ways to improve NHS information technology, including electronic health records and a “paper free” system by 2020.
NHS 24, Scotland’s out-of-hours telephone service, has announced that it is reversing the introduction of a new call-handling and IT system on “patient safety grounds”.
Care homes in the UK are 15 years behind those in Canada and the US in adopting technology that can help free up nursing time and improve care, according to a leading technology provider.