Issue : 3 December 2014
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'Learning about respiratory disease feels too close to home, can I still succeed as a nurse?'Subscription
Can you advise this student nurse?
“Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise,” BBC News reports.
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.
An emerging, “terrible” divide between what patients expect and the services nurses and doctors are able to provide threatens to “unravel the NHS from the bottom upwards”, an organisation representing primary care groups has warned.
Latest figures show there has been a high uptake of the new shingles vaccine during the first year since it was launched, with public health officials highlighting the contribution of practice nurses.
A new urine test could help ensure children with asthma receive the level of medication they need to manage their illness better and prevent future exacerbations, according to researchers.
Dr Sally Lawton has been appointed as a visiting professor of palliative care nursing at Robert Gordon University’s school of nursing and midwifery.
Pay restraint for public sector staff including NHS workers will continue into the next parliament, chancellor George Osborne told MPs yesterday.
Nursing in other cultures: NepalSubscription
Hannah spent three weeks working with limited resources treating unfamiliar illness and injuries in a new environment, but the experience was one of the most rewarding of her career
“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