Issue : February 2018
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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.
March is the awareness month for ovarian and prostate cancer, and there is a range of resources on our website that you can stock up on to help people understand these cancers.
Wearable technology could aid condition monitoring Subscription
Patients with long-term conditions, such as diabetes, could one day benefit from new types of sensor technology that are being developed by UK researchers.
A broader focus on the range of high risk medicines that nursing associates will be expected to give, rather than just controlled drugs, will “calm the waters” among the profession, according to senior nurses behind new guidance on medication.
A small group of specialist nurses have been the driving force behind the creation of a new multi-disciplinary organisation dedicated to improving care for germ cell cancers that affect the testicles and the ovaries.
London leaders have warned that the capital is “haemorrhaging clinically qualified European Union citizens” and there should be a sector-specific guarantee for their right to stay in the UK post-Brexit.
'A royal endorsement for nursing is welcome'Subscription
Next week will see the launch of a new campaign that will champion nurses and ensure the public understands the profession’s place as the lynchpins of care.
Care providers are hoping to overturn a tribunal ruling, which they say has plunged the sector into deeper financial crisis by forcing services to pay more for sleep-in shifts.
An influential group of MPs has written to the government calling for clarity on the transitional period after Brexit, warning that NHS services may be put at risk without sufficient planning.
Trainee nursing associates must be given adequate supervision when learning about medicines management but employers should name any “safety critical” drugs those in the new role will be expected to administer once qualified, new guidance from Health Education England states.