Issue : August 2018
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If you support a child aged 0 –16 requiring treatment for cancer, you can provide them with a free, special present via Tom’s Gift to brighten up their day.
Conversations about health and social care almost inevitably include some discussion of the financial pressures they are under. But this month, we reveal their personal impact on nurses, which can also translate into problems for services.
Seven nurses have resigned in just two months from a trust’s under-pressure accident and emergency departments in the Midlands, with at least one flagging patient safety concerns.
The group of nurses, therapists and care home managers who have been harnessing the power of social media to draw attention to the negative impact of plastic spouted beakers should be applauded. As those behind the #endplasticspoutedbeakers campaign point out, these often-unnecessary vessels “infantilise” older people.
The hot weather this summer has left experts asking if records set in 1976 will be smashed in 2018, and the heat is taking its toll – both on patients and staff
Concern has been aired over the ongoing closure of a birthing centre in North East Scotland due to severe midwife shortages.
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A nurse who has dedicated her career to supporting patients with alcohol issues is to retire next month after nearly 40 years’ service to the NHS.
Nurses and other clinicians have been told to treat all people with high potassium levels as an emergency, after 35 people including a baby and child suffered a cardiac arrest.
Nearly half of England’s maternity units closed temporarily to new mothers at some point in 2017, which was more than the previous year, according figures published by the Labour Party.