Issue : February 2018
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A new information and support service is being launched next week to provide assistance to anyone affected by cancer in North Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Patients should be offered early scans to improve the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and to avoid unnecessary surgery, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The head of the Royal College of Nursing has questioned whether additional regulation for nurses wanting to work at an advanced level on top of that required to be on the register is necessary, stating that a professional body is better suited to setting voluntary standards for such roles.
More patients that have experienced a “fragility” fracture need access to secondary prevention through services driven by specialist fracture liaison nurses, according to a new audit.
Macmillan and the Manchester Cancer Redesign programme have developed a new e-learning course to improve Cancer Awareness.
This month’s case study presents an example of how charges amounting to misconduct led to a nurse’s fitness to practise being considered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s panel
Final panel decision: What should happen to a nurse who demonstrated dishonesty when applying for a position?Subscription
Find out how the NMC panel acted in this case. Not yet read the case? Read the charge and background here
Emergency training scheme for nurses in remote Scottish areasVideoSubscription
Nurses and other health professionals in rural areas of Scotland are to gain access to a wider range of emergency training, thanks to a scheme drawing on developments in remote learning technology.
A pair of specialist nurses have been recognised with an award for their involvement in setting up a specialist clinic for patients with both Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
I’m having coffee with a nurse friend. She has been doing what she does for 15 years and can’t remember the last time her feet didn’t hurt. She is on her fourth espresso and has the wide-eyed stare of a kitten that has just seen wool for the first time. She leans across the table and says; “I’m thinking of making a break for it.”