Issue : 5 July 2011
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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
Common mental health disordersSubscription
A new guideline offers advice on identification, assessment and care pathways for people with mild to moderate psychiatric symptoms
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.
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
District nurses often set a “rubbish” example to patients about healthy lifestyles, according to the head of community services in Leicester.
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”.
The UK has more than 50,000 non-medical prescribers, but are they improving care?
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.
Managers are urged to support their nurses in a national programme intended to give the profession a major say in improving quality of care while at the same time improving efficiency – so that safety is not compromised.
The second article in this two-part series focuses on supporting patients with depression