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Issue : 6 April 2016

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  • older woman leg ulcer compression bandage wheelchair

    South coast nurse wins award for leg ulcer workSubscription

    News12 April, 2016

    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.

  • Danielle Tirel

    Comment: 'New student nurses - get ready to change more than you ever thought possible'Subscription

    Blogs12 April, 2016

    ‘New student nurses - get ready to change more than you ever thought possible’

  • Nursing Times' Directors' Congress

    Exclusive: New regulator’s senior nurse targets staffing Subscription

    News12 April, 2016

    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.

  • pharmacy_pharmacist_prescription_prescribing_antibiotics.jpg

    Skin tests for antibiotic allergies branded ‘useless’Subscription

    News12 April, 2016

    Skin tests traditionally used to predict allergies to amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in children, are ineffective, according to Canadian researchers.

  • University College London Hospital

    Little evidence for co-locating primary care in A&ESubscription

    News11 April, 2016

    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.

  • Elaine Inglesby-Burke

    Exclusive: Call for NICE to promote nurse-led servicesSubscription

    News11 April, 2016

    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.

  • Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust

    One of Britain's longest-serving nurses reflects on her careerSubscription

    News11 April, 2016

    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.

  • Choir singing may boost immunity in people affected by cancer

    Choir singing may boost immunity in people affected by cancer

    NHS Choices9 April, 2016

    “Being in a choir could help the body fight cancer by boosting the immune system,” the Daily Mail reports. 

  • This week's new summary...Subscription

    News8 April, 2016

    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 ...

  • Cardiac_ecg_cardiology.jpeg

    Defib timing in resuscitation guidelines questionedSubscription

    News8 April, 2016

    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.

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