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Issue : 3 September 2014

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  • District community nurse home visit carer

    Community nurses under pressure over end of life chatsSubscription

    News9 September, 2014

    Community nurses may be being put under pressure to probe frail and elderly patients on their end of life wishes without the right support and training, say palliative care experts.

  • Targeted brain stimulation 'could aid stroke recovery'

    Targeted brain stimulation 'could aid stroke recovery'

    NHS Choices8 September, 2014

    “Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may improve recovery after a stroke,” BBC News reports after researchers used lasers to stimulate a particular region of the brain with promising results in mice.

  • ICU nurse: critical care is one specialty

    Pressure grows for action on sepsis Subscription

    News8 September, 2014

    Identifying and treating sepsis could soon be given the same attention as reducing pressure ulcers and hospital acquired infections, Nursing Times has learned, as a campaign to tackle the potentially fatal condition heads to parliament.

  • Plymouth Hospitals nurse receives award for life saving

    Nurses awarded for off duty life savingSubscription

    News8 September, 2014

    Two hospital nurses who gave life saving treatment to a patient while off duty have been recognised by the Royal Humane Society.

  • Type 2 Diabetes

    Prediabetes 'diagnosis' alarms patientsSubscription

    News8 September, 2014

    Nurses who inform patients they have “prediabetes” risk confusing and alarming patients, diabetes charities have warned.

  • Ballot box

    Public back midwives in pay rowSubscription

    News7 September, 2014

    The majority of people would support a strike by midwives over pay, according to a new public opinion poll published as the Royal College of Midwives began balloting its members on industrial action.

  • Bone marrow drug could treat alopecia

    Bone marrow drug could treat alopecia

    NHS Choices7 September, 2014

    “Alopecia sufferers given new treatment hope with repurposed drug,” The Guardian reports.

  • Leah Rees-SNT

    'Remembering why I want to be a nurse extinguishes any doubts'Subscription

    Opinion6 September, 2014

    From the intense yearlong access course, the interviews at the universities, to being told I have a place at my first choice university, the last 18 months has been a rollercoaster of emotions.

  • Elise Gray-SNT

    'My biggest fear is what to expect'Subscription

    Opinion5 September, 2014

    Most student nurses felt the fear before starting their course, but how can you turn this fear into a positive?

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    'Employers must embrace checks for overseas staff'Subscription

    Opinion5 September, 2014

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s decision to implement a new system to test non-EU nurses’ competence is to be welcomed.

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