Issue : July 2018
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There has been a significant increase in prevalence of prenatal depression among today’s young mothers, according to a unique study of two generations of women in England.
Many of us have self-taught online skills and we have all probably picked up bad habits along the way.
Healthcare professionals should recommend that their patients spend more time in greenspace and natural areas, according to researchers who said it was linked to “numerous health benefits”.
The Royal College of Midwives and Slimming World are calling for clearer guidance on healthy weight management for expectant mothers, along with more support, training and equipment for midwives.
Do mental health nurses have the appropriate skills and knowledge to look after patients’ physical health needs?
Care workers who are paid to sleep at their workplace in case they are needed overnight do not qualify for the minimum wage, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
The government is extending the new pay deal to nursing staff who are on the Agenda for Change contract and work in organisations that provide service the NHS but that are not actually part of it.
Advanced nurse practitioners should have an equal role in giving basic medical care as junior doctors, according to safe staffing guidance from the professional standards body for hospital doctors.
Researchers have called for the routine implementation of 12-hour shifts to be avoided after they found long shift patterns lead to a higher risk of sickness absence for hospital nurses and healthcare assistants.
“I’ve always struggled with my weight but since starting the nursing course in September it’s really got out of control.