Opinion, analysis and debate
At the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) one of our main areas of interest is how the adult social care sector will adapt to meet the needs of an ageing population.
Implementing a smoke-free hospital site policySubscription
Turning an entire hospital site into a smoke-free environment sounds like a daunting project but good communication and careful preparation can lead to success
Linking students to patient participation groupsSubscription
A pilot study ascertained the feasibility and benefits of attaching student nurses to local primary care patient participation groups, as well as the barriers to doing so
Using recorded sounds in the clinical skills labSubscription
Lecturers from one university undertook a pilot study to ascertain the effectiveness of adding clinical background noise to students’ simulation exercises
A research organisation developed a nursing research model to focus on volunteers’ needs, promoting participant recruitment and engagement in future studies
Implementing change in older people’s acute careSubscription
A nurse in one trust initiated a project so carers of older patients with dementia could visit outside of traditional visiting hours – and analysed its impact on staff and patients
Training to promote dementia supportSubscription
A group of trusts and care organisations in London developed an innovative approach to improving care for patients with dementia and support for carers
“Controversial report claims there’s no link between ‘bad cholesterol’ and heart disease,” the Daily Mail reports, while The Times states: “Bad cholesterol ‘helps you live longer’,”.
“New treatment can ‘halt’ multiple sclerosis, says study,” BBC News reports.
Developing a clinical research careerSubscription
Opportunities for nurses to become involved in clinical research are increasing, and a structure has been developed to support those new to research in getting started