Issue : August 2018
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Nurses in the UK carry out 180 wound dressing changes a year on each patient with a chronic wound, a survey has indicated.
The journey to becoming a qualified nurse is a long, difficult, winding road.
Concern has been aired over the ongoing closure of a birthing centre in North East Scotland due to severe midwife shortages.
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13% higher levels of emergency admissions prior to a diagnosis than those in the least deprived areas, according to UK researchers.
The government recently published its response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry into the nursing workforce. Front and centre of the response, understandably, was workforce retention.
Critical shortages of learning disabilities nurses could lead to more vulnerable patients being sent to Victorian style institutions away from their loved ones, a union has warned.
The case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, who has won her appeal against being struck off the medical register, is legally, emotionally and practically complex.
This August, Macmillan is running its second Free Wills Month which provides people with the opportunity to write their will for free.
Student nurses of all disciplines at the University of Northampton will be taught skills in mental health “first aid” to help them spot crucial warning signs of problems like depression and anxiety in both themselves and their patients.
The Royal College of Nursing and other professional bodies have warned of the negative implications of “continuing down the path” that occurred in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba on safety culture.