Issue : 9 October 2013
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Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is running a one year community Rapid Response pilot service for patients registered with GP practices in the Ely area and Wisbech. The aim is to ensure that unwell older people get the urgent support they need to be cared for at home, when they need it.
'Learning doesn’t stop after graduating'Subscription
I have just finished my first week on the ward as a staff nurse. Granted I am still waiting for my PIN and I am currently supernumerary, but I’m wearing the uniform, which feels fantastic.
Nurses, please don’t take this the wrong way, but I want to see a lot less of you.
We will be working to commission training for students and nurses to strengthen health protection knowledge and skills, says Viv Bennett
Second wave of student nurse HCA pilots planned Subscription
Health Education England is planning a second phase of pilots for the controversial scheme to make aspiring nurses work as healthcare assistants before starting their training, Nursing Times has learnt.
NMC makes progress on case backlogSubscription
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has cut its backlog from more than 1,500 cases to just 44, but regulating healthcare assistants as well would be a “step too far”, the regulator’s senior officials have told MPs.
Tracking violent thunderstorms can help predict spikes in accident and emergency attendance for asthma, according to a study led by Public Health England.
There is no significant difference in critical care mortality between patients given crystalloids fluid replacement therapies and those receiving colloid solutions, according to French researchers.
A mental health trust in London has announced it is investing £2.1m in recruiting more nursing staff.
At least a third of hospital trusts in England have turned to actively recruiting nurses from overseas as they struggle to keep wards adequately staffed, an investigation by Nursing Times has found.