Issue : June 2011
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Nurses should be denied a seat on the boards of GP commissioning consortia, the government’s Future Forum has recommended.
Those who need safeguarding help are often elderly and frail, living on their own in the community, or without much family support in care homes.
These e-learning resources from the Social Care Institute for Excellence are freely available to all. They provide audio, video and interactive technology to assist with working with older people in care homes.
Dignity in careSubscription
Research indicates that there are eight main factors that promote dignity in care. Each of these contributes to a person’s sense of self respect, and they should all be present in care.
Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: improving servicesVideoSubscription
This Social Care Institute for Excellence film looks at how services can be improved for people with behaviours that challenge.
Current provision of post-registration training for nurses is “unacceptable” and must be the subject of a national review, the government’s Future Forum has recommended.
A new body due to be set up to oversee the education of health professionals should undertake an urgent review of healthcare assistant regulation, the government’s Future Forum has recommended.
Senior lecturer, Peter Woodward, argues in light of the BBC Panorama case, the advantages of registration and the positive attitude of support staff towards registration, it should happen as soon as possible
Gwynneth Paltrow is of course very famous. Well known for sobbing at the Oscars and, my wife assures me, for being in “lots of films”.
There must be a registered nurse on the board of every GP led commissioning consortia, the government has said in its revised health reform plans – marking a victory for the Nursing Times’ Seat on the Board campaign.