A specialist nurse-led service in Leicester has helped halve hospital deaths from pneumonia and could save thousands of lives each year if replicated across the NHS, say those behind the scheme.
Having too few trained nurses on hospital wards is linked with a daily 3% increase in the risk of patient death, which does not reduce when staffing gaps are plugged with nursing assistants, new UK research has found.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has received a donation to continue funding its recently introduced professional award for its most outstanding nurses and midwives.
A hospice in North East England has received national recognition for its “pioneering” use of technology to prevent pressure ulcers.
Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, according to UK researchers.
Cognitive behavioural therapy intervention delivered by respiratory nurses can reduce anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to UK researchers.
A charity is encouraging nurses to support its appeal to develop the world’s first screening tool for ovarian cancer.
Researchers have published the first set of indicators intended to specially help measure the quality and impact of palliative day services across the UK.
Inflammatory skin disorders, such as psoriasis, may directly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study presented this week at a UK endocrinology conference.
Encouraging pregnant women to take omega-3 supplements could be an “effective strategy” for preventing preterm birth, according to the authors of a review of research on the issue.