Issue : February 2018
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The Language of Kindness Subscription
’The pages turn with ease as Christie writes with such an engaging, honest and humorous manner that it is virtually impossible to put this book down.’
'I find myself sitting on a precipice'Subscription
Student nurse Claire Axcell talks about what it’s like to be a student in her final year
We need to know what you think matters to people living with cancer.
Dave was supported by Gill (both pictured below) when his wife had ovarian cancer and he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
’It is well written and structured systematically and clearly, perhaps a few detailed and colourful illustrations would assist however it reads easily and was informative.’
Whether it be a debate on vocational nursing or the implementation of new roles, one thing is for certain, the nurse role as we know it is under scrutiny as a solution is sought to address the staffing crisis within nursing, says student nurse Justyn Novak.
As we head into nutrition and hydration week (12-18th March), Sarah Moppett questions where more can be done to prevent malnutrition in hospitals.
The road to life saving stomach surgery for some obese patients is blocked - research can help clear a pathSubscription
Obese patients have as much right to be offered effective treatment as those with other serious diseases such as cancer, yet for some patients the road to life saving stomach surgery is blocked. Research can help clear a path, writes Prof John Wilding, the national specialty lead for metabolic and endocrine disorders at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
We’ve launched an updated version of our newsletter, Primary Care Update.
Adult-onset diabetes cases should be classified into five different types, rather than just type 1 or 2, according to researchers from Scandinavia.
Do you know a Macmillan professional or team who’s gone above and beyond to help people living cancer?
In a previous article, Kate Upton reported that, in her recent study, nearly 50% of a sample of acute medical care hospital nurses were identified as suffering from compassion fatigue (CF), and today askes, how can it be combated?
As student nurses, it’s easy to be paralysed by the belief that as we’re still training; it’s too soon for us to make a difference, says student nurse Peta Temple.
Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk for developing congestive heart failure, compared with other women, according to US researchers.
Staff shortages, along with long waiting times, lack of funding and government reforms, have pushed dissatisfaction levels with the health service to a 10-year high, according to latest survey findings.
The health service in England should be ready for continued pressure as a result of the current cold snap, according to the latest update from the NHS national emergency pressures panel.
Latest workforce figures have revealed a further decrease in the number of nurses and health visitors working in the NHS in England.
Practice nurses should encourage patients with hypertension to monitor their blood pressure at home and use those readings in their day-to-day care, according to a team of UK researchers.
Ever watched that film Groundhog Day? The one where Bill Murray wakes up every morning and relives the same day?
Northern Ireland’s health department has launched a plan designed to make provision by the country’s district nursing teams 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.