Issue : 28 October 2008
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Background: Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust had no common instrument to assess function throughout the trust.
This article describes the establishment of an All-Wales Network for Nurses and Midwives Working in Abortion Services. This network provides a professional arena and active support for practitioners to enable professional development.
A drive to increase knowledge and skills in dermatology among non-specialist professionals incorporated a range of education, training and support
This is the second of a two-part unit on the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Part 1 explored the concept and definition of mental capacity, advance treatment decisions, independent mental capacity advocates and the act’s code of practice. This part discusses possible ethical and legal dilemmas in the interpretation of both the act and its code of practice.
This article discusses the use and care of catheter equipment
The government has launched a consultation to review guidance on safeguarding vulnerable adults. Nerys Hairon highlights the main points for nurses
Nurses defend exercise scheme for elderly patients criticised for failing to prevent falls and causing depression.Subscription
Elderly care nurses have defended a nurse-led exercise programme that has been criticised for failing to prevent falls in older people and even causing depression in those with poor cognition.
Primary angioplasty treatment for myocardial infarction patients increases on-call workloads for cardiac nursesSubscription
Cardiac nurses have raised concerns that a new plan to treat more myocardial infarction patients with primary angioplasty rather than thrombolysis could increase on-call workloads unless more specialist nurses are recruited.
A scheme to help community hospital nurses run their wards more efficiently has improved speed of treatment and cut waiting times, an evaluation has found.
Tories call for a target to increase the number of single rooms to over 50% in all hospitals.Subscription
The Government should set a target to increase the number of single rooms to over 50% in all hospitals according to shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley.