Issue : 29 June 2010
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More specialist nurses are needed, along with more training for primary care staff, to treat the growing number of patients with allergies, two royal colleges have warned.
Clinical indicators coming to A&ESubscription
The time patients wait for pain relief is one of the clinical indicators likely to replace the four hour accident and emergency target, Nursing Times has learnt.
Hospital nurses should adopt a more “systematic approach” in helping patients choose where they die, according to a senior Department of Health official.
'Ridiculous' sexy nurse advert inflames UnisonSubscription
A television advert featuring “sexy” nurses has been slammed by Unison’s head of nursing Gail Adams as a “ridiculous fantasy”.
The chief nursing officer for England has said the government’s plans to promote rehabilitation care will boost the role of senior nurses.
Nurses have been told how to fulfil their “professional and moral responsibility” to help the NHS cut waste and save money, in comprehensive guidance shared exclusively with Nursing Times.
NMC behind on fitness casesSubscription
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is struggling to deliver its pledge to deal with the vast majority of fitness to practise investigations within 15 months of referral.
Variations in practice must be eliminated to drive up quality care and cut costs. Nurses are ideally placed to lead this challenge, argue Katherine Fenton and Julie Halliday
A team carried out an audit to discover why complex palliative discharges are often delayed. Their findings and recommendations are revealed
Improving discharge planning and involving more nurses is one of the eight high impact actions. New guidance outlines a systematic approach to patient discharge