Jo Stephenson is a freelance reporter for Nursing Times
A specially designed mobile phone game can identify people at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research that has been hailed a major step forward in the early detection of dementia.
Thousands of men with prostate cancer are missing out on vital support because of a shortage of specialist nurses, a charity has warned.
Public health experts have called for more action to boost uptake of vaccinations, after it was revealed more than half a million children in the UK missed out on measles jabs in recent years.
Nurses are being urged to “think twice” before putting on examination gloves to help reduce waste and the risk of skin problems.
Nursing leaders have urged the government to do more to address the gender pay gap in nursing and smash the idea that it is “low-paid women’s work”.
Targeted stop smoking support delivered by specially trained mental health nurses has helped more people with severe mental illness to quit, according to a major new study.
Joint clinical training for nursing, medical and dental students can help boost their ability to work well with other professionals, according to a US study.
The NHS and partners “must do better” when it comes to tackling violence against staff, according to health minister Stephen Hammond who said every incident must be properly investigated.
The chief nurse at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust will also be taking on the role of deputy chief executive, it has been announced.
The nursing and midwifery regulator has made progress but is still failing to meet key standards in its handling of fitness to practise cases, according to its latest annual performance report.