Issue : 5 July 2011
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Round the clock community nursing services should be available everywhere to support patients nearing the end of their life, according to an independent review commissioned by the government into the way palliative care is funded.
Hospice wards are better staffed than NHS palliative care wards and provide better quality care, at a higher cost, according to research shared with Nursing Times.
Doctors back healthcare assistant regulationSubscription
Doctors’ representatives have backed a call for the regulation of healthcare assistants as part of a drive to ensure health services are “properly regulated”.
Ensure safe and effective care when using enteral and parenteral nutrition
Stroke is the single largest cause of neurological disability in the UK. For some, the physical disability may not be as devastating as the emotional aspects
The last of a four-part series on some of the main changes to the Department of Health’s new extended never events list discusses preventing air embolus
The UK has more than 50,000 non-medical prescribers, but are they improving care?
Evaluating the impact and efficacy of nurse prescribing at an acute trust in England
Common mental health disordersSubscription
A new guideline offers advice on identification, assessment and care pathways for people with mild to moderate psychiatric symptoms
The second article in this two-part series focuses on supporting patients with depression