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Issue : February 2018

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  • Elderly man in wheelchair with smiling healthcare worker

    Support workers given key role in new Wales dementia planSubscription

    News14 February, 2018

    A £10m dementia action plan for Wales will fund new support workers to help people carry on living independently in the community, according to ministers.

  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Leading chief nurse recognised for ‘innovative approach’Subscription

    News14 February, 2018

    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s chief nurse, Mandie Sunderland, has been made an honorary professor at Nottingham Trent University for her “leading contribution” to nursing.

  • jess henry

    Retention, retention, retentionSubscription

    Features14 February, 2018

    Jess Henry, Head of Leadership, Learning and Development at Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the workforce challenge of the moment, and how her organisation is using the Questback feedback platform to help.

  • Generic  drugs

    Rheumatoid arthritis drugs could play role in reducing dementia riskSubscription

    News14 February, 2018

    A class of drugs commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could halve the risk of developing dementia, according to an observational study by UK researchers.

  • Old man head pain dementia

    New drug may provide relief from psychosis in dementiaSubscription

    News14 February, 2018

    A new kind of antipsychotic currently being trialled has been found to provide short-term relief from the “terrifying and disturbing” symptoms experienced by patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • alisha poole

    Professional expectations as a studentSubscription

    Opinion14 February, 2018

    You will hear the phrase “you must act professionally” many times as you enter into your nursing training, but what does it really mean? Rather than it simply being about turning up adhering to the uniform guidelines and being punctual, it is more about your attitude and behaviour, explains student NT editor, Alisha Poole. 

  • Eu flag

    Lack of post-Brexit immigration plan causing EU nurses ‘anxiety’Subscription

    News14 February, 2018

    Uncertainty over the government’s Brexit immigration plans is creating “anxiety” among the UK’s European Union workers, including the thousands employed in the health and care sector, warn MPs.

  • Jenni Middleton

    'Where is the effort to make the profession feel loved?'Subscription

    Opinion14 February, 2018

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. It might be a day of romance for many, filled with hearts and flowers and a little bit of intrigue, but I am not sure the government has got any sense of how to make nursing more attractive.

  • Car parking charges and fees

    West Country trust's nurses faced with threat of parking feesSubscription

    News13 February, 2018

    Nurses in the South West of England may soon be hit by parking charges, after it was revealed that their trust was consulting over whether to end free parking.

  • University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

    Patient obs go electronic as part of ‘digital revolution’ in BristolSubscription

    News13 February, 2018

    Nurses at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have begun using mobile electronic devices to record patient observations as part of a digital revolution improving the care of patients.