Issue : 8 May 2012
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More midwives could work in communitySubscription
New changes to the way maternity care is funded could see increased numbers of NHS midwives working in the community.
'What can we do about 'difficult' patients?'Subscription
It’s no secret that some patients can be incredibly challenging to look after, but what exactly constitutes a difficult patient?
Women who use a vaginal ring or skin patch as contraceptive methods are at around double the risk of a blood clot compared to those who take the second generation of contraceptive pills, according to a large-scale study.
A range of studies that look into the patterns of death in England have been pulled together into one report.
Induced birth 'reduces risk of infant death'Subscription
Researchers have suggested that babies who are induced have less risk of dying.
What can you do to ensure that privacy and dignity is maintained? Learn from this practice article
Britain is facing a “tsunami” of pain as the number of osteoarthritis cases soars in the future, a leading expert has warned.
Nurses should be encouraged to teach asthma sufferers the Buteyko breathing technique (BBT), according to a leading medical expert.
One of the UK’s leading medical research facilities is to launch the second phase of its research into the effects of vitamin B12 on pregnant women.
Aintree trust to assess nursing staff levelsSubscription
Aintree University Hospitals Foundation Trust has launched a month-long study to assess nursing staff levels.
A “staggering” amount of necessary care is left undone by nurses at the end of their shifts because of staffing pressures. Do you agree? Is this affecting you? Add your comments and they could be published in the magazine
A simple drawing test can predict the long-term risk of dying after a first stroke among older men, research has found.
I am sat in my first job interview applying for the position of a district nurse, when the interviewer starts to tell us we must complete 14 calculations questions, fill out a drug chart and write a care plan for a patient, all in 30 minutes.
Ever thought (or worse told) a student that training was better/tougher/more useful in your days as a trainee nurse?
Twice as many young people living in the North East of England receive treatment for alcohol problems compared with the rest of the country, a study has found.
Fertility treatment raises the risk of birth defects in babies, the largest study of its kind has found.
Just one in 10 people realise that a persistent cough could be a key symptom of lung cancer, according to statistics released by the government as it launches a campaign to raise awareness about the disease.
In this Policy+, we look at the impact mandated minimum nurse staffing levels have had in other countries and consider current guidelines and recommendations.
Personal care at the end of life and after deathSubscription
New guidance gives nurses clear advice on care surrounding death
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