Issue : July 2018
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Patients with oesophago-gastric cancer should receive support and information from a specialist clinical nurse to help them adapt to physical changes, according to draft guidance.
Concerns remain over how new nursing associates will be trained and whether they will be used as substitutes for registered nurses, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
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Matt Hancock has been announced as the new health and social care secretary, following Jeremy Hunt’s departure for the Foreign Office in the wake of Boris Johnson’s resignation.
Focusing public health messages on the potential impact of colds and influenza on other people would be more effective at boosting prevention than present techniques, suggest researchers.
A consultation has begun today for members of the Royal College of Nursing working in the NHS in Scotland to vote on the three-year pay deal.
The goal of transforming healthcare using digital technology will fail unless nurses are allowed to participate in the process of designing new IT systems, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
New “nanofiber” wound dressings that contain vitamin D hold promise for reducing the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs), according to US researchers.