Issue : February 2018
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One in four peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are used for five days or less when they should be reserved for long-term use, according to US researchers.
‘The financial fall-out from cancer was huge. Macmillan supported me and gave guidance.’
A medical device for treating constipation and faecal incontinence has been recommended for health service use by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Short staffing makes it more likely that nurses and other staff will make errors with medication, the Royal College of Nursing has warned following a high profile report on the issue.
NHS and nurse leaders have urged people to take steps to help elderly and vulnerable patients stay “warm and well” during cold weather due over the next few days, to avoid unnecessary admissions.
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has officially launched a new specialist service offering help to new mothers with severe postnatal depression and other complex mental health issues.
Vacancy figures are no surprise, but at last provide undeniable evidence of a profession in crisisSubscription
One in 10 registered nurse posts in the NHS in England are vacant. That was the figure revealed in the latest quarterly update from NHS Improvement.
In an unusual situation, two generations of two different families are currently studying to be nurses at Oxford Brookes University.
A detailed review by senior nurses has identified “common themes” where trusts that are struggling with poor ratings for services for children and young people can look to improve.
It is “imperative” that patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes during their 20s, 30s and 40s receive significant support on optimising their treatment and self-management skills, warn researchers in light of a new study on mortality risk.