Researchers are exploring whether technology could be the key to tackling the UK’s “loneliness epidemic” by better connecting older adults with their communities.
“Standstill period” agreed with creditors
The charity Dementia UK has recognised the achievements of three of its Admiral nurses for people living with dementia, whose work it described as “pioneering”.
There will be a 10% increase in the number of nurse training places available in Wales next year and also a pilot scheme for a Dutch-style community nursing service, ministers have announced today.
Concerns that too few public health and community nurses are being trained in England are growing, as new figures indicate a number of universities have seen reductions in the amount of funded course places they are able to offer this year.
An innovative scheme that sees nurses visit patients where they live improves care for people with lung disease, frees up hospital beds and saves health service resources, according to researchers.
Children are being put at risk due to cuts in the number of health visitors and spiralling caseloads, according to the latest annual survey by the Institute of Health Visiting.
A group of 20 community nurses in Scotland have been awarded the title of Queen’s nurse, marking the first time the honour has been made in the country for almost 50 years.
The inventors of a new type of catheter have been presented with a “clinical impact” award by a leading body of engineers.
The care home market is not sustainable without additional public funding, the government’s competition regulator has warned.