Issue : January 2018
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Rising accident and emergency attendance rates are being driven by long-term health conditions, rather than a perceived lack of GP provision, according to East London researchers.
Reminding patients when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunised, according to a Cochrane review led by nurse researchers.
A new model of community nursing inspired by an approach to district nursing used in the Netherlands is expected to be fully adopted by a trust in Cheshire following a successful trial.
Nurses in Northern Ireland are regularly coming on duty to find they are one or two members of staff down with “no hope of filling” gaps in rotas, according to the director of the Royal College of Nursing for the country, who says chronic shortages are taking their toll on staff wellbeing.
Kate Martin has worked as an infection control nurse for over 10 years in hospitals. This is her first winter season in the community. Every year she reflects, but this year has been very different…
Inter-professional education: if we are working together, shouldn’t we be learning together?Subscription
As nurses, no matter what our field of practice, we always work within a team structure in order to deliver the best patient care. I believe inter-professional education can support not only the enhancement of knowledge but can also help us to identify our own role within the team and understand that of others, says Sarah Dorne of Swansea Univeristy.
Thousands of heart patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, reveal new figures released by the British Heart Foundation.
A nurse, health visitor and senior manager with more than 25 years’ experience has been appointed as the new director of nursing and professions at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Obese patients who undergo weight-loss surgery have a lower death rate than those who receive other forms of treatment, according to a new study.
Academics and unions have called for an urgent government response to latest figures confirming that fewer nurses are joining the NHS than leaving it.