Issue : July 2018
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Miss any of the news affecting the profession during July 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
When someone becomes ill, financial issues can cause worry.
Children as young as 12 will be among the first patients seen at a new NHS clinic, which is being set up to address computer game addiction.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely than other women to have an autistic child, according to an analysis of NHS data carried out by Cambridge University.
Glastonbury Festival founder, Michael Eavis, has offered to give 500 free tickets to local student nurses in Somerset, in order to engage more people with the profession and boost recruitment.
Armchair karate has been helping older people in Northumberland stay physically active, after a nurse purchased equipment so they could test out their “best jabs” at the care home she runs.
The NHS in England is facing up to a 35% shortfall in learning disability nurses by 2020 unless action is taken to address the current education and recruitment “crisis”, according to an official analysis.
Video technology and feedback can help overcome communication breakdowns between nurses and doctors, according to US researchers who note it is one of the main reasons for care mistakes.
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An amateur radio station has been launched to promote both the NHS 70th anniversary and also other national initiatives such as the #EndPJparalysis campaign.
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An urgent call for people to get tested for hepatitis C virus has been made by Public Health England, after new survey data suggested a lack of awareness.
A healthy diet combined with staying active can reduce cognitive decline, according to researchers from Sweden and China.
Maternity experts have given a cautious thumbs up to best practice guidance on reducing stillbirths, after a major independent evaluation found it probably helped to prevent baby deaths.
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Patients on Merseyside are benefitting from a pioneering service that allows them to receive treatment for cancer in their workplace.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not associated with cognitive decline when women have recently started the menopause or do not have diabetes, according to US researchers.
New guidance has been published for nurses and midwives who are supporting victims of domestic abuse, or related safeguarding issues, to help them register to vote anonymously in elections.
Intensive blood pressure control has been shown for the first time to reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment, according to findings from a large US trial.
The Royal College of Nursing is to commission an independent review into the “governance and process” that has resulted in confusion and anger among nurses over their expected pay rise.
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“Little progress” seems to have been made on developing a new support scheme for postgraduates choosing to study areas of nursing with the worst recruitment difficulties, a union has warned.
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An alert has been issued to the NHS in England after concerns were raised about patients with spinal injuries facing delays in receiving specialist care to clear their bowels.
A group of organisations in the South Yorkshire town of Doncaster have held their first “pop-up hub” to help homeless people and rough sleepers with health issues and other concerns.
Former nurse Matthew Hopkins has announced he is stepping down as chief executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust after four years in post.
The first ever study of serious case reviews of sudden unexpected infant deaths has highlighted domestic violence, mental health problems and substance misuse as key risk factors.
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Robert Gordon University has appointed a new nursing professor and specialist in gerontology with over 20 years’ experience working in healthcare education.
NHS staffing concerns mean most adults think the UK should continue to recruit nurses from the European Union after Brexit, including many who voted to leave, according to a think-tank survey.
Leaders at the Nursing and Midwifery Council have agreed to introduce a raft of changes in the way it resolves concerns about nurses’ and midwives’ fitness to practise.
There has been a recent spike in the number of overseas nurses and midwives from outside of the European Union joining the UK nursing register, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
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The Royal College of Nursing has called on trusts to allow nurses to take water bottles onto the wards during the current heatwave, in order to avoid dehydration.
The chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing is set to issue a personal apology to members over concerns the NHS pay deal was not properly explained to staff.
Furious nurses in England claim they were “misled” over the new NHS pay deal having discovered they will get hundreds of pounds less in their wage packets than they were expecting.
‘Twas the night before placement, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse – thankfully – but the butterflies in my stomach seemed to be having a whale of a time.
Dementia patients taking prescribed sleeping drugs, commonly known as “Z-drugs”, are at a higher risk of experiencing bone fractures, according to UK researchers.
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The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced that Sue Killen is to be the regulator’s interim chief executive and registrar.
BJ Waltho been elected unopposed as the new chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s annual congress.