Issue : February 2018
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Healthcare assistants in Northern Ireland are to be known in future as nursing assistants, officials have said at the same time as announcing new standards for the support role.
A new smartphone application, or “app”, has been launched this week with the specific aim of helping nursing staff to manage their weight.
Antidepressants are more effective than placebo for the short-term treatment of acute depression in adults, a study led by UK researchers has confirmed.
Three specific lots of asthma inhalers are being recalled, including preventer and emergency relief inhalers, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has warned.
Pregnant women with hypertension can safely monitor their blood pressure at home instead of going into a hospital or clinic, according to UK researchers.
Macmillan is delighted to support the RSM conference on Work and Cancer on Wednesday 28 March.
Over 35,000 nurse posts in the health service in England are currently vacant, according to data published for the first time by NHS Improvement as part of its latest quarterly update.
Nursing associates will not legally be able to give drugs under agreements, known as patient group directions (PGDs), that allow staff to administer medicines to patients without a prescription, senior nurses have stressed as they released guidance for the new role.
There is still more work to do to encourage women in Scotland to improve their health before they become pregnant, a major report on maternal and infant nutrition has indicated.
Patient falls and pressure ulcers have been reduced since two hospital nurses successfully lobbied for an administrative assistant to be appointed to support them, they have told Nursing Times.