Issue : January 2018
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An increased focus on patient safety and staffing since the Francis inquiry into the care scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has led to directors of nursing in health service hospitals having more of an influence on fellow executive staff, a report has suggested.
Ground-breaking research showing that nerve cells in the skin help wounds to heal may lead to an “effective treatment for chronic wounds” in the future, according to Swiss researchers.
Probiotics taken during pregnancy might help lower the risks of pre-eclampsia and premature birth, but timing may be crucial, a study has suggested.
The nursing regulator has been criticised by a High Court judge for making “minimal effort” to establish the fitness to practise of a nurse accused of injuring – or allowing harm to come to – her own baby.
A 59-year-old Glasgow patient has made a remarkable recovery from a serious head injury, after his nurses turned his hospital room into a personal gym, according to a Scottish health board.
The charity Diabetes UK is looking for nurses to take part in its “clinical champions” programme and lead improvements in diabetes care.
Claire Read speaks to Johanne Vass about how she created a nurse-led, one-stop, rapid-access clinic, which provides care for patients with sarcoma.
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I sat next to a nurse at dinner this week, and he told me that he was extremely positive about the profession. I haven’t heard that for a while, so I asked him why.
Parts of the NHS are hiring only one nurse for every 400 jobs advertised, show new figures that reveal the extent of nursing staff shortages in England.
A hospital trust in Kent has worked with a local hospice to improve end of life care by introducing a new symbol to alert staff when a patient is expected to die soon or has just died.