Issue : 31 July 2013
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The Patient Information Forum recently published research from over 300 studies which found good business reasons to justify the investment of more time, money and training in health information provision and support.
Roger Kline from Patients First explains why the Speak out Safely campaign is so important
Projects designed to create dementia-friendly environments in hospitals will be boosted by a new £50m fund, ministers have announced.
Many people are attending NHS accident and emergency departments unnecessarily because “they don’t know where else to go”, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.
Assessment and management of diarrhoeaSubscription
A new Nursing Times Learning unit complements Royal College of Nursing guidance on the identification, assessment and management of diarrhoea
Atrial fibrillation often goes undetected as those who have it can be asymptomatic. As a major risk factor for stroke, it is vital nurses can identify and screen patients at risk
Benefits of arrhythmia care coordinatorsSubscription
The British Heart Foundation ran a pilot to improve care pathways for patients with long-term arrhythmias by giving them access to a dedicated care coordinator
“Blood pressure drugs may boost brainpower,” the Daily Mail reports and “may slow the onset of Alzheimer’s”.
Mothers have been urged to breastfeed for longer after new research indicated that it improves child intelligence and language ability.
“Two cups of coffee a day can halve risk of suicide,” The Daily Telegraph reports, while the Daily Mail suggests that coffee may also help prevent depression.