Issue : 29 April 2015
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A community and mental health provider in Yorkshire has become the latest NHS organisation to be granted foundation trust status.
The NHS constitution requires the NHS to provide a comprehensive service available to all irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, gender reassignment, parental status or marital or civil partnership status.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who quit smoking are likely to see a temporary deterioration in their glycaemic control that can last up to three years, according to UK researchers.
Texting someone on a mobile phone during a minor surgical procedure done under local anaesthetic can significantly reduce a patient’s demand for narcotic pain relief, according to researchers.
Earlier today members of the Royal College of Midwives in Northern Ireland held a four-hour strike over pay, from 8am-12pm.
Nurses are set to demonstrate outside a major London hospital this evening in protest against the perceived threat of cuts to unsocial hours pay.
Sam Foster, chief nurse at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, has been invited to carry the ceremonial lamp at Westminster Abbey next week to celebrate the life of Florence Nightingale.
An ever-increasing reliance on agency and bank nurses is costing the NHS and risks harming patient care, according to a new report by the King’s Fund.
As a member of a family who lost someone as a consequence of the Afghanistan conflict, the news of the end of British soldiers being sent there came as welcome news – and no doubt a wave of relief for those with family members serving as part of the British forces.
We talk to Pamela Shaw, a practice educator/health visitor, who qualified as a nurse in 1991 before embarking on a career in midwifery.
'Nurses are by far the largest part of the workforce and any successful change must involve them'Subscription
The political parties have published their manifestos and the NHS is firmly in the spotlight. Even nurses have made it onto the wish lists – sorry, manifesto promises.
Tomorrow morning members of the Royal College of Midwives will start industrial action with a four-hour strike, from 8am-12pm, over pay in Northern Ireland.
Urgent investment is urgently needed in community children’s nursing services so more young patients can be cared for outside the hospital and closer to their home.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has completed the first phase of an ambitious redevelopment plan for emergency care.
A nurse is to lead a new directorate set up to provide commissioning support services for neurology and associated long-term conditions.
'There was no sense of panic, just drilled preparation': Nursing at the frontline of the RAFSubscription
“I was on duty the night the camp was invaded. We had two duties to perform - prepare for a mass casualty and be mindful of security and defense of the hospital.
A contraception and sexual health nurse from the Ribble Valley has reached the milestone of working for over 50 years in the health service.
The vast majority of the British public believe more nurses are needed in hospitals to ensure safe care, according to a new poll.
Starting drug treatment for patients addicted to opioids while they are in accident and emergency appears to be a more successful strategy than waiting for until referral to a specialist clinic.
The National Health Action Party would invest in safe staffing levels and strengthen support for NHS whistleblowers, according to its election manifesto.
'Nurses best placed to steer their profession'Subscription
The recent changes at Public Health England and the Department of Health could be an opportunity for nursing to strengthen its voice.
We’ve all been there: experienced one particularly gruelling shift with one particularly testing patient. But this time, Emily turned it into a learning experience
Senior nursing figures have raised questions about the status of the profession during the uncertain political period likely to follow the general election.
The Welsh Government has announced that it is to invest a further £20m to reduce pressure on hospitals by supporting patients in their own homes and local communities.
Nurses are continuing to miss out on mandatory training because of staffing shortages, a large survey by the Royal College of Nursing has indicated.
Women have a more difficult time recovering from concussion than men, suggest researchers.
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The Queen’s Nursing Institute is encouraging nurses working in general practice to complete a survey that will feed into a potentially influential review.
A nurse has been sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment for serious sexual offences in Oxfordshire.
Recruiting more nurses and adopting the use of electronic medical records are among the resources identified by researchers as necessary to overcome “weekend effect” in hospitals.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been told that it requires improvement by the Care Quality Commission, with a need to ensure it has enough “suitably skilled and experienced staff”.
When Becky didn’t get a place at her first-choice university she didn’t know where to turn, but a cadetship helped reignite her love of nursing
The UK’s first specialist nurse for undiagnosed conditions is to be based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust, following campaigning by a mother whose son has an unidentified genetic condition.
Quicker referral of patients with unexplained swollen neck glands for specialist investigations could help to avoid some of the thousands of deaths each year from lymphoma, according to two studies.
Independent provider St Andrew’s Healthcare has been named as the most inclusive healthcare organisation for lesbian, gay and bisexual patients in England.
Nurses and therapists have been brought together under one roof to create a “centre of excellence” for stroke rehabilitation services at Redcar Primary Care Hospital.
Senior nurse Dame Donna Kinnair and former nursing director Melany Pickup have joined the list of clinicians and patient safety advisors who will lead a major review into maternity services in England.
A new type of “mid-level” primary care professional could offer a helpful addition to the general practice workforce in the UK at a time of repeated warnings of staffing crises, claim researchers.
A diabetes charity has published a leaflet to try and boost the number of patients having vital annual foot checks.
I am going to put my hand up and say I don’t know as much about politics as I feel I should.
Becoming an active member of a professional organisation may take you out of your comfort zone, but is interesting and rewarding, says Rebecca Sherrington
Co-creating personalised asthma action plansSubscription
National guidance recommends that all patients with asthma are offered a personal asthma action plan, created by health professionals in partnership with patients
Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis: care standardsSubscription
New NICE quality standards for interstitial pulmonary fibrosis aim to improve care standards for all patients diagnosed with this progressive and life-limiting condition
Care planning in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisSubscription
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disorder requiring careful management in partnership with patients to slow its progress and optimise quality of life
An audit of care provided to patients with COPDSubscription
Nationwide audit of COPD care reveals many aspects of provision have improved, but the number of units with specialist nurses managing COPD caseloads has declined
'I'm just an extra pair of hands'Subscription
Can you advise this student nurse?
Cardiff University scientists claim to have identified for the first time the potential root cause of asthma and an existing drug that offers a new treatment.
New guidelines have recommended that women with a rare aggressive breast cancer should be offered less invasive surgery.
'Use of 3D printing in surgery'Subscription
In this case, a 3D printed model was constructed from a CT scan of the patient’s fractured skull.