Issue : June 2018
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Air pollution is clearly linked to peaks in admissions to hospitals and visits to primary care for certain respiratory conditions, according to a new study by UK researchers.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has urged caution among prescribers over the use of antibiotics for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
nhs logo To help celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS, we have created a pathway looking at some of the key events in nursing and healthcare that have taken place since 1948.
The enduring success of the NHS is down to the “brilliance” of staff, according to chief executive Simon Stevens who conveyed a “heartfelt thank you” on the day the health service turned 70.
A specialist nurse who works in Norfolk and Suffolk has been named as the best learning disability nurse in England at a charity awards ceremony.
The government is to explore introducing an opt-in system that would allow universities to share information on student mental health with parents or a trusted person.
Smoking has been found to be linked to the delayed healing of wounds after shinbone surgery, according to researchers.
Healthcare professionals should stop using the term “soft diet” following 277 incidents in two years in which patients have been given food that is unsuitable for them, the NHS watchdog has said.
A London nurse who used voodoo to traffick vulnerable Nigerian women into prostitution in Germany has been convicted under the Modern Slavery Act.
Can you advise this student nurse?
We have just released details of the nurses and nursing teams that have made it onto the shortlist for this year’s Nursing Times Awards.
Continuity of care by clinicians is associated with lower patient mortality, according to UK researchers.
A damning report into accident and emergency departments in and around Edinburgh has identified a breakdown in trust between nurses and doctors, and a culture of bullying.
Specialist nurses are avoiding costs for their trusts by developing innovative services that keep children with epilepsy out of hospital, according to new analysis.
All children and young people in hospital should have 24 hour access to a registered children’s nurse, new guidance from the English NHS regulator says.
National celebrations at Westminster Abbey and York Minster on 5 July will pay tribute to NHS staff and patients to mark the health service’s 70th birthday.
Patients who have a record of a penicillin allergy are at an increased risk of developing the drug resistant infection MRSA and healthcare-associated infection C difficile, according to researchers.
Clare Haughey, a former mental health nurse, has been nominated to become a health minister as part of a major shake-up of the Scottish government.
’I would recommend this book to mums-to-be, fathers, birth partners, therapists and anyone interested in a natural birth.’
A key milestone was passed yesterday in parliament that brings closer the regulation of the new nursing associate role by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Donation after circulatory death (DCD) often presents ethical and legal challenges to clinicians involved in this patient group – but why?
More than a hundred members of the nursing profession have been given the Queen’s nurse title, in recognition of their commitment to patient care in the community.
I was on holiday last week and it was with an element of dread that I started to see the name Gosport War Memorial Hospital mentioned in the national media and then, on checking my emails, a wave of press releases coming through about it.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead is set to invest more than £750,000 in a mental health unit for older patients with dementia.
A project harnessing “telecare” technology and led by senior nurses in Yorkshire has reduced emergency admissions from care home by 33%, new research suggests.
Patients going into hospital from care homes should be given a special red bag to allow for an easier stay and quicker discharge, according to NHS England.
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A nurse researcher has been has awarded a grant worth £25,000 to study improving follow-up care for the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.
Films that once played a key role in nurse training and attracting people into the profession are among a collection of rare archive footage being released by the British Film Institute to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS
NHS nursing and midwifery staff in Scotland have been offered a minimum of a 9% pay rise over the next three years, under latest proposals.
Nursing organisations have urged the government not to forget about key health and care services, such as health visiting and sexual health, that will not benefit from the recent announcement of a funding boost for the NHS.
The NHS health check programme has “fallen considerably short” of expectations, with the impact on the nation’s health still unclear nearly a decade on from when it was first introduced, according to the first full review of research evidence.
Recently we launched the Physical Activity for people with Metastatic Bone Disease: Guidance for healthcare professonals.
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Trusts must have plans to tackle a shortage of staff specialising in supporting people with learning difficulties, the NHS regulator for England has said.
A Sheffield community nurse has been awarded the title of Queen’s nurse after nearly three decades of service to the NHS.
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The health minister is attempting to reassure nurses from European Union nations that the new online system for registering to remain in the UK after Brexit will be easy and inexpensive.
Failings that allowed the Gosport hospital scandal to happen are probably being repeated at other NHS services but not being identified because of the Department of Health and Social Care’s “desire not to know”, a leading expert on hospital mortality has claimed.
On a shift in clinical practice on an elderly care ward, I was helping a man in his 80s get up and washed prior to breakfast.
Cancer patients face a 20% higher risk of suicide than the general population, according to the first study of its kind for England.
Low performing providers of urgent primary care are not using nurses in the most effective way, the healthcare watchdog for England says.
Staff caring for people with dementia should be trained in understanding a person’s identity as an individual, and their life story, according to the first major update of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s dementia guidance.
Automated triage and “bedside robots” are among technological innovations that could help address staffing shortages and free up nurses to spend more time with patients, according to a major review of health and social care.
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By a process called psychological continuity, John Locke reasoned that personal identity is bound only to consciousness.
Patients should be offered the chance to have earwax removed at a GP surgery or community clinic rather than being referred to a specialist, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said.