Issue : 3 December 2014
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60 seconds with Debra Moore, director of nursingSubscription
We talk to Debra Moore, director of nursing and patient safety at health and social care provider Danshell Group, who qualified as a learning disability nurse in 1986.
Nursing in the UK is “guilty” of not evidencing the value of the work it does, delegates at the chief nursing officer for England’s summit heard last week.
A 46 year-old female patient presented with bright reddish-orange urine.
The health secretary has acknowledged that a “big push” is needed to increase the number of nurses working in community settings in order to move more care out of hospitals.
“Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise,” BBC News reports.
“Eating a small portion of yoghurt every day may reduce diabetes risk,” The Independent reports.
“Doctors to get more help to spot cancer early,” The Guardian reports. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced new revised draft guidelines that may help GPs pick up on possible early warning signs of cancer
The chancellor is due to announce an extra £2bn is to be made available to spend on health services across the UK, as part of his autumn statement.
Parents are being urged to vaccinate their toddlers against flu to protect them from severe illness this winter.