Blackcurrant cough syrup recall over mould riskSubscription
Some batches of own-brand blackcurrant cough syrups for children have been recalled because there is a risk that they may include mould, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) has advised.
More than a third of the people making the list of Health and Care’s Top 70 Stars, which were decided by a public vote, are nurses.
The “outrageous” five‐year survival rate in England for patients with the most common type of pancreatic cancer ‐ pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) ‐ has been revealed for the first time in a study, commissioned by the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK
The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme in adolescent girls has led to a dramatic fall in the number of young women carrying the infection which can cause cervical cancer in England, a study published online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases has shown
Increasingly patchy funding for practice nurse training is encouraging “uneasy” alliances with the pharmaceutical industry, a Nursing Times investigation has revealed.
More specialist nurses are needed, along with more training for primary care staff, to treat the growing number of patients with allergies, two royal colleges have warned.
Acting for vulnerable adultsSubscription
Eight years ago guidance sought to address shortfalls in the care of vulnerable adults. Ingrid Torjesen examines how nurses are now taking action to protect this client group
Using NICE guidance in mental healthSubscription
Author Ingrid Torjesen, BSc, is medical writer.When a community mental health team decided to audit their practice against NICE guidelines they found new ways of working to improve patient care. Ingrid Torjesen explains.
Author: Ingrid Torjesen, BSc, is freelance medical writer.Ingrid Torjesen describes tools to help nurses review their clinical practice in infection control and identify how healthcare-associated infections can be avoided. These tools include high-impact interventions and root cause analysis.