Issue : 31 July 2013
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Some students have been allowed to do all sorts on placement, others have only observed.
Planning ahead is important, regardless of whether someone has an illness or not, in case they ever become unable to make choices for themselves.
The majority of patients would recommend accident and emergency, and inpatient wards to their nearest and dearest based on their own experience, suggests data released today.
Guide to help people cope with dementiaSubscription
Dementia sufferers and their carers can now seek help from a new booklet that aims to guide them through their journey with the condition.
Last week, I read in The Daily Mail that health secretary Jeremy Hunt had been rolling up his sleeves and getting involved with providing frontline care.
NICE launches new ADHD guidelinesSubscription
New guidelines for the treatment and support of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are “a real advance” in the standard of care for those affected, it has been claimed.
Mothers have been urged to breastfeed for longer after new research indicated that it improves child intelligence and language ability.
Mid Staffs nursing director to join new trustSubscription
The director of nursing and midwifery at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust is to join another acute trust in the Midlands, it has been announced.
All Nursing Times readers who answered a snap poll last week think the Care Quality Commission’s new chief inspector of hospitals should directly monitor ward staffing levels.
Wards should have seven patients or less per registered nurse to avoid missing vital care, according to latest UK nursing research by leading academics.