Issue : August 2018
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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.
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Critical challenges facing the NHS will deepen unless significant investment into adult social care is made, the Royal College of Nursing has warned ahead of the government’s autumn budget.
Important decisions about the future of health and social care in Northern Ireland must not be left solely down to leaders and experts, the country’s chief nursing officer has warned.
A new app is being developed to make it easier for NHS staff to sign up for extra shifts in a bid to claw back the £480m a year being spent on plugging gaps with expensive agency workers.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today announced that Claire Johnston will join its leadership group next month, as its newest registrant council member.
An “innovative” procedure that has the power to the change the lives of people with severe asthma has taken a major step towards being approved for routine use on the NHS.
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The number of adults aged 85 years and older needing round-the-clock care will almost double to 446,000 in England over the next 20 years, according to predictions.
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.
Genetic susceptibility to lower vitamin D levels and calcium intake are not associated with fracture risk, according to a group of international researchers.
The Royal College of Nursing has admitted that its communications surrounding the pay deal “fell short of the standards members expect”.
Millions of people in England have missed out on a chance to get early help for conditions such as diabetes and heart disease by failing to attend their NHS Health Check, according to a charity investigation.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea have a higher risk of developing gout, even beyond the first years after being diagnosed with the sleep disorder, according to researchers.
The prevalence rate for autism spectrum disorders is now thought to be between 1% and 1.5% and even more people will be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
Cardiac arrest patients are more likely to survive when resuscitated with a new type of breathing tube, according to US researchers.
Breast cancer surgery is associated with high rates of mortality and hospital readmission, along with loss of functional independence, for frail nursing home residents, according to US researchers.
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.
Virtually everyone who has ever had a job has experience of being managed and many will also have experience of being managers in their own right.
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The Royal College of Nursing has today written to eight Westminster party leaders calling on them to support a referendum on the final Brexit deal.
Orchard Care Homes has gained accreditation under a national scheme to promote the employment of people with disabilities.
The number of nurses and midwives employed in Scotland is set to rise by less than 20 full-time posts this coming year, which is nowhere near enough to address widespread shortages, warn unions.
Student nurses successfully took over the running of a ward last month at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, as part of a new model of learning, according to those behind the initiative.
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A head of nursing at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has paid tribute to the “exceptional bravery” of staff who helped protect patients when a man wielding a knife went on the rampage.
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A global postcard appeal has helped dementia residents at a UK care home to remember holidays they went on as children.
The NHS recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. The celebrations reminded us all of how many lives the NHS touches. And it’s no exaggeration to say that throughout most of the NHS’s existence, apprentices have made a huge contribution to its success.
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.
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The newly elected vice chair of the Royal College of Nursing Congress has vowed to ensure the event remains “member focused”.
I was contacted around a month ago out of the blue by an organisation telling me the good news that Nursing Times was to be inducted into an international ‘hall of fame’ for publications that have made significant contributions to the profession.
A Queen’s Nurse from Cornwall aspiring to revolutionise care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients with dementia is set to have her ground-breaking work featured in a documentary.
A first-of-its-kind course teaching nurses how to read an electrocardiogram (ECG) has been launched to address a “skills gap” and potentially save lives.
Nominations are now open for the inaugural round of a new award launched in tribute to a London nurse who took his own life after being unfairly sacked.
Friends who are former smokers are key to helping people with serious mental illness quit the habit, according to US researchers.
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Grieving midwives at a hospital in Stoke-on-Trent have been commended as “absolutely remarkable” for staying strong for families under their care, following the tragic death of a colleague.
Latest figures have revealed a further – though small – drop in the total number of nurses working for the NHS in England.
Two leading nurses have been revealed as this year’s recipients of a prestigious award given each year to nursing professionals for their work to promote ethical practice and human rights.
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Long gone are the days when turning a blind eye to institutional abuse or blaming it on “one bad apple” was considered acceptable.
England has initiated public consultation to change legislation to an opt-out system for organ donation.
Some intensive care units may be putting babies and children at risk by not implementing standardised monitoring of breathing, a new survey has highlighted.
Honey or over-the-counter cough medicines should be the first port of call for people with a nasty cough, according to new draft guidance, which advises clinicians not to prescribe antibiotics.
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A specialist diabetes nurse and a team of community nurses are among the winners of awards to recognise outstanding work with seriously ill children.
A therapy that helps people with dementia achieve everyday goals is being rolled out to health and care providers, after a successful trial.
Monday’s announcement that yet another of the country’s nursing leaders was exiting the stage at the end of August was not wholly unexpected.
A prison has been told to issue clear guidance to staff on when to attempt resuscitation after nurses carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an inmate who was “clearly dead”.