Issue : 6 April 2016
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South coast nurse wins award for leg ulcer workSubscription
Clare Mechen, an advanced nurse practitioner and nurse manager from Dorset, has won a scholarship from the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation for her work on the community management of pressure ulcers.
‘New student nurses - get ready to change more than you ever thought possible’
Nurse staffing decisions should be based on a “measure and improve” approach to raise care quality rather than the current “guide and comply” method, according to the most senior nurse at the health service’s newest regulator.
Skin tests traditionally used to predict allergies to amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in children, are ineffective, according to Canadian researchers.
There is little evidence to back locating primary care services in emergency or urgent care facilities in a bid to curb patient demand and improve throughput, according to researchers.
A stronger focus on guidance that supports nurses to lead service change across health and social care should be a priority for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, according to a senior nurse who has joined the watchdog’s board.
When Jenny Turner first started nursing she was frightened of the doctors, frightened of the ward sister and frightened of the women who polished the hospital floors.
“Being in a choir could help the body fight cancer by boosting the immune system,” the Daily Mail reports.
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The much anticipated consultation on planned changes to the student funding system for nursing and midwifery in England, which would see bursaries replaced by loans, was launched this week. George Osbourne claims the controversial proposals will create 10,000 additional nurse training places by the end of the current parliament. But that’s only if prospective student ...
Advice to delay giving a second heart shock to patients with cardiac arrest in hospital is not associated with improved survival, according to US researchers.