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Issue : June 2018

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  • Patient in hospital bed with nurse standing nearby

    Five-year survival rate for most common pancreatic cancer just 3%Subscription

    News20 June, 2018

    The “outrageous” five‐year survival rate in England for patients with the most common type of pancreatic cancer ‐ pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) ‐ has been revealed for the first time in a study, commissioned by the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK

  • rural community district nurse

    Dutch community nursing model could take pressure off district nursesSubscription

    News20 June, 2018

    A new nurse‐led model of community care developed in the Netherlands has proved hugely popular with both patients and staff in London and could help solve some of the current problems in district nursing, according to a new study

  • Steve Ford

    'Not cutting school nurse budgets should be a simple lesson'Subscription

    Opinion19 June, 2018

    The threat to school nursing seems to be growing. This is something that surely must be fought at all costs by anyone with a stake in public health or the wellbeing of children – which is basically all of us in one way or another.

  • HPV virus viewed under a microscope

    HPV vaccination has significantly reduced levels of HPV infectionSubscription

    News19 June, 2018

    The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme in adolescent girls has led to a dramatic fall in the number of young women carrying the infection which can cause cervical cancer in England, a study published online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases has shown

  • Man watching TV and eating junk food

    RCN backs call to restrict junk food adverts on catch up TVSubscription

    News19 June, 2018

    The Royal College of Nursing has backed a call to tackle the marketing of unhealthy food and drinks to children via catch‐up TV after an analysis revealed that viewers of Britain’s Got Talent on demand were bombarded with adverts for unhealthy food and drinks

  • two women talking about mental health

    Mental and physical health services must have equal footing, says PMSubscription

    News19 June, 2018

    One of the priorities for the NHS in the future must be “true parity of care between mental and physical health” Prime Minister Theresa May said in her speech on the future of the NHS delivered at the Royal Free Hospital on Monday

  • Theresa May

    Prime minister commits to 10-year plan for the NHSSubscription

    News19 June, 2018

    More opportunities for flexible working and career development will be among key measures to feature in a new 10‐year plan for the NHS that will “reset the deal between the NHS and its staff”, according to prime minister Theresa May.

  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

    Exclusive: Pressure damage scanner has positive impact in hospiceSubscription

    News19 June, 2018

    Nurses at the first hospice in the UK to trial a ground-breaking scanner designed to detect pressure damage say the device has helped them act sooner to stop ulcers developing and raises questions about the value of traditional skin assessments.

  • Lesley Jones is nurse fellow (digital) at NHS Improvement.

    What does 'go live' mean?Subscription

    Opinion18 June, 2018

    ‘Go live’ may sound like a bad public health campaign, but it is a common term used in digital system roll-outs. 

  • Baby's feet

    Concern that progress on reducing stillbirth may have stalledSubscription

    News18 June, 2018

    The rate of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK remained about the same in 2016 as the year before, suggesting that progress in recent years may have stalled.