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.
A mental health nurse who attempted suicide after being referred to the regulator is looking for others willing to share their experience of the fitness to practise process as part of a new research project.
A ward at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has seen inpatients falls drop by 70% since it introduced “safety huddles” almost 12 months ago.
The rate of bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is rising across Europe among younger adults in the 20 to 49 age bracket, according to Dutch researchers, who called on clinicians to be “aware” of the trend.
An online intervention featuring real-time information on locally circulating viruses may help reduce visits to GP practices for children with coughs and colds, suggests a study by UK researchers.
Thyroid hormones should not be routinely offered to adults with a mildly underactive thyroid gland – known as subclinical hypothyroidism – a panel of international experts has warned.
Regular use of glucosamine supplements may be related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease events, according to researchers analysing data from the UK Biobank study.
Quiet times in hospital neonatal units may be related to improving infant health, according to US researchers who have been assessing the impact of the idea.
A leading nursing academic is among 50 of the UK’s leading figures within health and biomedical science to have been made fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
All newborns should be assigned an Apgar score at 10 minutes, regardless of their score at one and five minutes, according to the authors of a new observational study on risk.
A specialist nurse has highlighted the potential of a new heart procedure to improve patient experience, after her unit was named as an international flagship site for the operation.
Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, according to a study by researchers in Devon.
Student nurses should be equipped with tools to deal with stress as a routine part of their training, researchers have urged.
Many GP practices are failing to make use of potentially life-saving risk assessment tools that can help catch cancer early on, suggests a new study.
Pressure ulcers cost the NHS more than £20m in litigation last year, show new figures that reveal the number of claims has increased sharply in recent years.
Obese children are over a third more likely to require a hospital emergency department visit than their normal weight counterparts, a UK study has found.
The proportion of pregnant women with obesity has doubled over the past decade, from around 22% in 2010 to 44% in 2018, according to Scottish researchers.
School nurses in Doncaster have worked with young people to create a short film to explain the changes that occur during puberty.
Academics have called for a “new phase of mental health nursing research” that is focused on the training needed for these nurses to deliver physical health care.
Routine clinical measurements such as age and weight may be the best way to choose the right treatment for people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, according to a new UK study.
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A specially designed mobile phone game can identify people at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research that has been hailed a major step forward in the early detection of dementia.
Targeted stop smoking support delivered by specially trained mental health nurses has helped more people with severe mental illness to quit, according to a major new study.
Joint clinical training for nursing, medical and dental students can help boost their ability to work well with other professionals, according to a US study.
Hypnosis can reduce pain by up to 42% and may offer a genuine alternative to painkillers, according to UK researchers.
NHS staff have been praised after new research found productivity in the health service has improved at more than double the rate of the wider economy.
Care of children with chronic constipation should include consideration of sensory issues and possible referral to occupational therapy, according to US researchers, who claim their findings are “revolutionary”.
Being in hospital could provide an opportunity for nurses to improve poor inhaler technique among young patients admitted for asthma, according to US researchers.
A national handwashing campaign has helped reduce a key cause of infection in Australia’s hospitals and could help other countries do the same, according to researchers.
The commonly used diabetes drug metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to UK researchers.
Men and women are at differing risks of developing surgical site infections depending on the type of operation they undergo, according to new research from Germany.