Issue : April 2018
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NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of practice development nurse in blood donation Hannah Perry.
There is huge value in giving nurses access to data on what is happening across their ward or organisation.
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Research suggests that keeping active during and after cancer treatment can be good to help manage and reduce the side effects of recovery.
Groups representing mental health, learning disability and district nurses have cautiously welcomed the announcement of grants for postgraduates but have asked the government for more details.
Miss any of the clinical and practice news affecting the profession during April 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main study headlines and clinical breakthroughs.
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NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of the patient blood management practitioner team’s education lead Anne Davidson.
Applications for the 2018 Macmillan Research Grant Scheme are now open. At Macmillan, we want to invest in research that has clear potential to benefit people living with cancer.
’So well written and accurate to the feelings and emotions that you cannot help but have when caring for others in this situation. Fantastic!’
’The chapter on what causes lymphoedema highlighted the impact of tropical disease in the development of this condition in other countries and inspired me to learn more on this subject.’
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NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of nurse practitioner Emma Green.
’This book is relevant to all health and social care professionals who care for people living with dementia’
NHS staff who are members of the union Unite have started voting today on whether or not to accept the three-year pay deal that was unveiled in March.
The Scottish government is to invest £6.9m over three years for training and educating practice nurses and district nurses to “help support a sustainable 24/7 community nursing workforce”.
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Older people’s nursing is a hugely rewarding career with opportunities to tackle complex health issues and develop a broad skillset, according to a survey of nurses working in the field.
An in-depth study of the cancer nursing workforce has revealed major challenges, including startling variations in caseloads and higher than average vacancy rates.
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed a £9.7m investment in Swansea’s neonatal and post-natal services, which was announced by the Welsh government.
’It would be of great use for any nurse who is looking to complete their clinical examination training or who is looking to progress into a nurse specialist role.
Only around 15% of hospital children’s services are backed up by a full-time community nursing service, creating difficulty in discharging children early, the authors of an audit report have warned.
Nurses and other frontline medical staff do a tremendous job of looking after those in need in the aftermath of a major incident, such as a traffic accident, fire or even a terrorist attack.
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Alternative drugs may be more effective than the standard drug currently used to stop women bleeding after childbirth, according to a Cochrane review of available evidence.
Pregnant women in Wales are to become the first in the UK to receive safer and more accurate screening for Down’s syndrome.
The nursing regulator has announced that it is seeking a registered nurse or midwife with a community service background or leadership experience to join its ruling council.
A nurse whose family has worked for the NHS for generations is organising a huge music festival to celebrate the health service’s 70th birthday and raise money for a children’s ward.
Nursing staff who are pioneering the use of 24-hour “nurse-filled” antibiotic pumps say the approach has transformed the lives of patients and saved tens of thousands of pounds.
Nurses from the UK have been helping to train Red Cross volunteers in Uganda, as part of work to reduce the risk of disasters and boost the wellbeing of local communities.
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People can be slightly cynical about awards events. You know, all that clapping and voracious supporting of each other’s outstanding achievements can become wearing for some. But that never seems to happen in nursing awards. And I am glad about that.
Outstanding student nurses and their educators have been celebrated today at a glittering ceremony in London.
Mistaken belief in “mythical” causes of cancer, such as drinking from plastic bottles and microwave ovens, is rife among the public, according to UK researchers.
Donna Green, chief nurse and deputy chief executive at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has become a trustee of the Point of Care Foundation.
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Respiratory nurses at Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in West London are hoping to reduce the number of visits that young asthma patients make via an innovative visual learning approach.
Professor Steven Ersser, from York University, is to receive an award later this year in recognition of his contribution to nursing research, especially in the area of dermatology and skin care.
Leaders at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust have spoken out against the “unprecedented” level of abuse that nurses and doctors have endured over the tragic case of Alfie Evans.
’This book is well placed for all health and social care professionals who want to better understand themselves and others.’
Thousands of extraordinary images of nurses delivering care before the NHS came into being have been made available to the public online to mark 70 years of the service.
Inappropriate use of gloves increases nurses’ risk of nasty skin complaints and may even exacerbate staffing shortages, says new in-depth guidance launched by the Royal College of Nursing.
A group of nurses from across the UK will attend the royal wedding next month representing the children’s charity WellChild, it has been announced.
A group of 21 trainee nursing associates has begun apprenticeships at a private mental healthcare provider, which is claiming to be one of the first independent organisations to offer this form of training for the new role.
An infection prevention specialist nurse from Yorkshire has been given a national award for her work to encourage influenza vaccination among her trust’s staff ahead of last winter.
NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of diagnostic and therapeutic services professional nursing lead Andrea Harris.
Regular “leadership rounds” where senior hospital managers meet frontline nursing staff to discuss infection control, can help improve practice and boost patient safety, according to a new US study.
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