Issue : 31 August 2010
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Private care home nurses linked with NHSSubscription
Nurses from private care homes will be able to ask senior NHS nurses for advice and help following the launch of a new website run by a Manchester primary care trust.
Malnourished patients go unnoticedSubscription
Almost a third of nurses are not confident that a malnourished relative would be spotted if admitted to hospital, a survey by charity Age UK has found.
Eleven nurses and 21 healthcare assistants have been forced to retire by an East Midlands primary care trust despite the government’s plans to scrap the default age for retirement from October next year.
Primary care trusts spent just a quarter of the funds they were given to pay for end of life care on direct nursing provision to support patients dying at home.
Hundreds of nurses are risking their registration by bending prescribing rules to deliver facelifts on the cheap, Nursing Times has discovered.
The number of nursing vacancies has fallen by nearly 40 per cent in the last year, according to data gathered by Nursing Times.
The Royal College of Nursing has unveiled a 27 point policy statement on the future of community nursing services.
Medication errors can have fatal results. Higher education institutes and trusts must continually develop students’ and nurses’ skills, say Maxine Pryce-Miller and Vernel Emanuel
Clinical effectiveness and patient safety are at risk if inaccurate drug doses are administered. This study revealed gaps in basic mathematical skills
Patients who are waiting to go home can become frustrated by delays. Nurses should develop systems to ensure patients receive a smooth and timely discharge