A publisher has been forced to apologise and pull a nursing textbook from sale, amid claims that some of its content was “racist”.
Nurses and other health professionals will be expected to routinely ask patients about their sexual orientation in future, as part of new guidance on data monitoring in England.
Online patient feedback, such as posts on social media sites, can provide accurate near real-time representations of the quality of care in NHS hospitals, according to researchers.
The number of written complaints made about nurses has gone up by nearly 10% in a year, according to health service latest data.
Risky social media posts are not just due to impulsivity, but might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe “it’s the right thing to do”.
Two thirds of school leavers remain unvaccinated against meningitis, despite the national catch-up programme and a rising number of “W strain” fatalities, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
NHS England appears to have shifted its position on the use of WhatsApp by staff in the NHS, with a softening of tone regarding the popular smartphone application.
Nearly a third of NHS trusts running community hospitals have not met their targets for nurse staffing levels on wards for the past two years, according to latest analysis of workforce data.
Text messages can be as effected as some drugs for improving the management of type 2 diabetes, according to US researchers.
Critical care nurses in Kent say they are successfully using social media to share best practice and ideas, including when it comes to raising awareness of potentially deadly sepsis.