Issue : May 2018
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As a sepsis survivor, when I deliver awareness-raising talks to healthcare groups, I am often approached by nurses, who are particularly interested in my perspective as a patient, given that they don’t often receive this kind of overall assessment.
Gout is not associated with an increased risk of fracture, according to a large UK study including thousands of primary care patients.
Staffing shortages in sexual health clinics have led to a drop in testing, as hard-pressed nurses admit they have been forced to turn people away, shows a new report from the Royal College of Nursing.
Lack of investment in health visiting and school nursing services risks harming children’s health warns the Royal College of Nursing, which has again called for urgent action to address an ongoing decline in these specialist early intervention roles.
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A case study showing an example of how falsifying the recording of administering controlled drugs led to a nurse being the subject of a Nursing and Midwifery Council fitness to practise hearing
Jackie Smith has today announced her decision to step down as chief executive and registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, after over six years in the role.
Trusts in England are spending £1.46bn a year on agency and bank nurse shifts in order to plug gaps in permanent nursing staff, according to a report published today by academics.
Insulin errors are still a “worrying problem” in hospitals across England and Wales, according to the charity Diabetes UK, which says diabetes inpatient teams must be “fully staffed” to ensure safe care.
The Royal College of Nursing has written to the government calling for the pay proposals currently being consulted on by NHS staff to be extended to those working in social care, the private sector and primary care.