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Issue : 5 October 2016

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    Exclusive: Nurse patient safety tool has reduced harm Subscription

    News12 October, 2016

    A national patient safety tool targeted at nurses has sparked a rise in harm-free care, with improvements across all of the areas that it measures, shows latest data shared with Nursing Times.

  • Bristol Channel

    Care home role for only Admiral nurse in BristolSubscription

    News11 October, 2016

    A specialist dementia nurse has been appointed one of a small number of Admiral nurses based in care homes.

  • adult and child patients

    'Urgent' training need in care for transgender patients Subscription

    News11 October, 2016

    Training about how to care for transgender patients is “urgently” needed, the Royal College of Nursing has said as a new survey reveals almost 80% of nurses have never received any education in this area.

  • Gender constructs are such that women tend to be seen as carers, while men are more likely to engage in dangerous activities and internalise problems, taking solace in alcohol

    Exclusive: Strong support for five HV checks in children Subscription

    News11 October, 2016

    The majority of respondents to a government survey on whether it should continue to be a statutory requirement for health visitors to carry out five checks on young children want the legislation to continue beyond the spring, Nursing Times understands.

  • Mental Health Postnatal Depression

    NICE criticised for 'missed opportunity' with PTSD guidanceSubscription

    News10 October, 2016

    Mothers who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder after giving birth will not be specifically considered in new guidelines by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

  • Dementia older person patient feed

    Nursing dementia strategy ‘light on implementation detail’Subscription

    News10 October, 2016

    Nurses need more in-depth training on dementia in order to deliver the aspirations set out in an updated government strategy for dementia nursing, according to an expert charity.

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    Breast milk protein 'safely cuts pre-term infections'Subscription

    News9 October, 2016

    A protein in breast milk has been found to a safe and efficient solution to reducing hospital-acquired infections among pre-mature babies in neonatal intensive care units, according to US researchers.

  • Labour Party

    New shadow health secretary in latest Labour reshuffle Subscription

    News8 October, 2016

    Shadow health secretary Diane Abbott has left her post after being promoted to the role of shadow home secretary.

  • Nt editorial peter carter jackie smith

    Call for NMC to take into account employer pressuresSubscription

    News7 October, 2016

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council must work more closely with bodies that regulate healthcare organisations and improve efforts to ensure employers were held to account as well as individuals when care failings occurred, it was claimed last night during a debate on nursing regulation.

  • Breda Athan, senior matron and high level isolation unit lead; Dr Michael Jacobs, consultant in infectious diseases; and Pauline Cafferkey

    PHE accused of 'double standards' in Cafferkey caseSubscription

    News7 October, 2016

    Public Health England has been accused of having “double standards” by the former head of the Royal College of Nursing who claimed the body has failed to offer a full explanation about why it referred ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to the regulator.

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