Issue : 3 December 2014
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Most nurses continue to work an eight hour shift, despite the growing popularity of extended working periods in recent years, our annual survey suggests.
“Britain almost the worst in the world for obesity-fuelled cancer,” reports The Daily Telegraph.
The prime minister and his cabinet are among MPs trained to be “dementia friends” by Eileen Sills, chief nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Primary care clinicians should use a “simple blood test” if it is unclear whether a patient has pneumonia and needs to be treated with antibiotics, according to the National Institute for Health Care Excellence.
Researchers from one of the country’s largest hospital trusts have begun recruiting patients to a study that is seeking to find alternative antibiotics to treat drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea.
Children born prematurely are at an increased risk of flu-related complications and should be a priority group for the seasonal influenza vaccination, claim researchers.
The University of the West of Scotland has announced the appointment of Karen Wilson as dean of its school of health, nursing and midwifery.
The Royal College of Nursing has signalled its intension to launch an extra hours campaign in early 2015.
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“Eating a small portion of yoghurt every day may reduce diabetes risk,” The Independent reports.
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“Talk therapy sessions can help reduce the risk of suicide among high-risk groups,” BBC News reports.
“Vegetable diet will beat diabetes: Meat-free lifestyle cures killer disease,” is the typically overblown headline in the Daily Express.
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust has recruited over 60 extra health visitors after a recruitment campaign.
All nurses and allied health professionals at a Devon trust are to be provided with a pocket mirror to aid them with the identification of pressure ulcers on patients’ heels.
Jamie Hepburn has been made the first Scottish Government minister to have mental health in his or her job title.
A mental health hospital in Sussex has stopped accepting new routine patients following concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission during a recent inspection
“Serious issues” around low numbers of nursing staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary have been revealed as part of report by the healthcare regulation body for Scotland.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has warned it would be forced to increase its member registration fees again if changes are made to funding for the regulatory body that oversees its work.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has approved a new professional code for its registrants, which it says will tackle behavioural issues as well as building on existing standards around practice.