Issue : January 2018
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Claire Read speaks to Rachel O’Donnell from Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust’s palliative care in-reach nursing team
Despite taking a new role and an inevitable increase in responsibility, Beck Sherrington is still dedicated to working on the front line.
Clearing up the confusion over 'frailty'Subscription
Frailty has become a focus for many clinicians and policy makers in recent years but the word is often poorly understood by both healthcare staff and people living with frailty, explains Dawne Garrett.
Recruiting the right nurses can be a tricky task, so Carly Huish and colleagues came up with a new way to do it.
’I would recommend this book to anyone who is already a registered nurse, regardless of their seniority and those who are considering entering the nursing profession.’
As well as offering financial support directly, we’re working with Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to offer practical help to more people with cancer.
Do you agree with our choice for this month’s hero and villain?
The update of routine breast cancer screening by women in England has reached its lowest level in 10 years, reveal latest figures.
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool has promoted its experienced director of nursing to become its new chief executive.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is facing opposition to a number of its proposed changes to nurse education, early findings from its consultation have revealed.
Patients with advanced cancer have a better quality of life in the weeks before they die if they receive palliative care early on, according to a new study.
My first placement experience as a male nurseSubscription
Student Shaun Martin reflects on his experiences as a male nurse on his first placement.
My experience volunteering overseasSubscription
Raya Cupler has been volunteering in war-torn Syria, and recounts her experiences for Nursing Times.
A Welsh nurse who served with the French army in World War 1 has finally been honoured with a blue plaque in her home town of Newport.
Training places for student nurses and midwives in Scotland will increase by 10.8% in 2018-19, the Scottish government has said.
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has appointed its first ever bereavement midwife.
A nationally pioneering “pop up” birthing unit based in a children’s centre on the Wirral will provide enhanced choice to expecting mothers in the area, according to those behind it.
One in 10 posts in specialist mental health services are already vacant and Brexit will make recruitment even tougher, a body representing trusts in the sector has warned.
New guidance on setting safe staffing levels, especially for nursing, across five settings has been published by NHS Improvement for use in the health service in England.
LGBT+ community at risk from London mental health gapsVideoSubscription
Mental health services in London are excluding LGBT+ people and other vulnerable groups who need its services most urgently, a new report has concluded.
The Commons’ health select committee released a major report on the nursing workforce on Friday, advising leaders that they needed to recruit nurses “at scale and pace”.
A hospital nurse in Essex wants to create a “close-knit community” across the UK, both helping patients nearing the end of their lives and combating isolation among local people.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced that 10 new local nurse-led projects are set to benefit from a year long programme of financial and professional support.
Nurses across England are to be offered specialist training about how to use an endorsed safe staffing tool, after it was discovered that some organisations have been using the aid incorrectly.
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust says its new Admiral nurse, Hannah Gardner, will help to support patients with dementia and their families.
Offering primary care appointments by telephone and via online technology will not work unless practice nurses, GPs and other staff receive better training, according to new research.
Women are slightly more positive about their experiences of maternity treatment than previously, according to the latest survey by the Care Quality Commission.
Should you go private when you qualify?Subscription
Choosing where you’re going to work when you’ve qualified is a complicated choice. Do you want to work with adults or children? Do you do a year in acute first or go straight to a specialist ward? Should you stay in the trust you trained in or try somewhere new? But the hardest and perhaps most controversial question of all is – should I work in private healthcare?
NHS staff will be given first refusal to buy up to 3,000 new homes that are set to be built on health service land deemed to be surplus to requirement, according to the government.
Jocelyn Cornwell points out that, in order for patients to receive the best possible care, nurses need to be taken care of themselves.
Nursing on the critical listSubscription
Professor Ann Marie Rafferty has her say on the importance of the health select committee report into nursing, and why it’s crucial in the fight to save the profession.
Senior nurses at Colchester Hospital have praised staff for their “fantastic team work” in treating a significantly higher number of children than a year ago.
A Yorkshire trust has released some of its administrative and HR staff from their normal day jobs to act as “runners” on wards, so nurses and healthcare professionals can concentrate on patient care.
Older adults who are also frail are twice as likely to experience delirium following elective surgery than others of an older age, a new review by Canadian researchers suggests.
Use of video feedback by health visitors as part of their work with new parents strengthens the relationship between the infant child and the mother, according to Danish public health researchers.
The largely untold story of two young Irish nurses who saved the lives of patients when their hospital was bombed during the London Blitz is to be dramatised in a new play.
Unknown Warriors – The letters of Kate Luard RRC and BAR, Nursing Sister in France 1914 -1918Subscription
’It had me hooked from beginning to end’
We’re working with npower to help those struggling with energy bills.
The author of new guidance to support registered staff that work in care homes said the “highly skilled” role had previously been “undervalued” but was now a major area of opportunity for nurses.
An innovative nurse and consultant-led clinic has helped nearly 350 patients to get a faster diagnosis with cancer and other serious conditions since it opened a year ago.
Healthcare professionals should tell patients that most sore throats do not need antibiotics, states guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England.
Influenza rates appear to be “levelling off” for the moment in England and rates have begun to decrease in Scotland, leading public health experts to suggest the worst might be over for this year.
Diabetes and worse blood glucose control are associated with long-term cognitive decline, according to new study of some 5,000 older people in the UK.
How can I survive nightshifts? Subscription
“I’ve just completed my first week of night shifts - and I am broken!”
Language testing of nurses from outside the UK must be “closely monitored” by NHS England to ensure checks are set at an appropriate level while not hindering recruitment, according to a major report on nursing shortfalls by an influential group of MPs.
Nursing unions, nurse educators and other representative bodies have largely welcomed a range of recommendations made by MPs on tackling the key workforce issues affecting the profession.
The NHS in England is unable to fill round 3,000 empty nurse posts despite the use of bank and agency staff, according to a report by a group of MPs, which has also raised concerns about the lack of robust national data on the shortage.
The chief nursing officer for England should take a lead in setting out how nurses are able to work in “safe and acceptable” working conditions, a group of MPs has said in response to concerns about staff wellbeing.
There are not enough nurses, the ones we have got are being demoralised because the NHS is not providing them with enough training, and many are working in dreadful conditions that means they cannot possibly provide care to the standard that is required and that they want to.