Jo Stephenson is a freelance reporter for Nursing Times
Treating venous leg ulcers by taking swift action to destroy or close faulty veins can significantly improve the chances of healing, according to a new study.
The Royal College of Nursing is asking mental health nurses what needs to change in order to ensure mental and physical health are given the same priority and importance in the NHS.
More than half of nurses referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council may have experienced suicidal thoughts, indicates a snapshot survey by a group campaigning for improved support for those going through fitness to practise (FtP) procedures.
A trust in the North West believes it is the first place in England to increase the number of home visits from health visitors from the statutory five to at least eight.
Labour has pledged to introduce an extra mandatory home visit by health visitors while children are aged three to four months, if the party comes into power.
A nursing home in Scarborough is trying to lure nurses to work there with the offer of a free holiday in the sun before they start.
Nearly one in three health visitors say their ability to support breastfeeding mothers has reduced in recent years, according to a new survey that reveals the impact of public health cuts.
A group of nurses who trained at St Thomas’ Hospital in London 40 years ago took a trip down memory lane when they reunited as part of the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations.
Upsetting experiences of end of life care, including nurses and doctors refusing or seeming “frightened” to provide pain relief, highlight the need for urgent improvements in symptom management, say researchers.
Most kidney patients rate the care they receive highly but there is room for improvement in key areas such as the insertion of needles for dialysis and involvement in decision-making, show findings from the first national survey of its kind.