District and general practice nurses are being brought together to work side-by-side in Leeds, as part of ambitious integration plans anticipated to free up staff time by reducing duplication.
A film demonstrating the importance of hand hygiene through a variety of scenarios accompanied by sports style commentary has won an infection control prize in the US.
An interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship involving comprehensive blood culture identification (BCID) testing can slash broad spectrum antibiotic use, according to US researchers.
Dirty hospital taps may be helping spread infections as an unintended consequence of clinical staff being encouraged to wash their hands more often, warn researchers.
Nurses are being asked for their views on how well they are supported to innovate at the front line, and what aspects of their work could benefit from trying out new approaches.
Specially trained nurses will be in place across all custody suites in Northern Ireland before the end of next year, police chiefs have said.
Home care health workers are frequently verbally abused by clients and their families, according to researchers from the US.
Type 2 diabetes in midlife is associated with a 30% increased risk of a serious blockage of the brain arteries, often leading to stroke, and a doubling of the risk of narrowing of arteries in those over 60.
A leading midwife at a major London trust has become one of the first people in England to receive the chief midwifery officer’s gold award.
Evidence on nurse staffing levels and the impact on patient welfare has increased dramatically in the last two decades.
Giving patients virtual reality sessions before and during anaesthesia for orthopaedic procedures substantially reduces pain and the need for intravenous sedation, according to Belgian researchers.
Knee replacement patients can reduce opiate painkiller use and improve pain control by using a smartphone app at home after surgery, according to researchers.
Intensive care patients may be undergoing unnecessary tests because they are suffering withdrawal symptoms from being unable to smoke or get their regular coffee fix, according to a new review of research evidence.
Two out of 10 nurses may have iron deficiency anaemia, a higher rate than the majority of the rest of the population, results from ad hoc testing at a major nursing conference have indicated.
Nurses who train to be specialists in keyhole surgery are often not deployed to the best of their ability, causing many to leave the health service, according to a leading nurse in the field.
Hospital patients on units with too few registered nurses are at increased risk of getting healthcare-associated infections, researchers in the US have found.
UK researchers are leading the way in developing new ways to tackle antibiotic-resistant superbugs, show two new studies.
Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, suggests a study from South Korea.
Working night shifts does not increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a major new analysis by UK researchers who hope their findings will provide reassurance to female employees such as nurses.
The mental health of children and young people with some long-term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy, according to UK researchers.