Issue : May 2018
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Next week will see the first national awareness day to specifically mark specialist staff who work in hospital operating theatres.
Nearly half of women are unaware of the correct way to wear a seat belt while expecting a baby, a survey has indicated.
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Patients with atrial fibrillation, which can leave them at a higher risk of stroke, still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, warn UK researchers.
New technology is being trialled at 15 trusts in a bid to make bank shifts more attractive and reduce the need for agency nurses, including instant payment and the ability to “opt out” of pension arrangements to earn a higher rate for extra work.
Nurses in the Highlands and Islands can now become fully qualified midwives in less than two years, through a new £500,000 pilot scheme, the Scottish government has announced.
There aren’t many moments in nursing when you have a chance to pause, take a deep breath and feel the pride of being a nurse.
Learning disability nurses are a pretty vocal bunch. They have to be. Often regarded as the Cinderellas of the profession, they have learnt to stand up for their service users and themselves. And they’re pretty good at it.
The chief nursing officer for England has reiterated that encouraging more people to have a career in nursing, and also to stay in the job, is a “massive priority” for the profession.
Surgery to repair spinal fractures is no more effective for pain relief than a sham procedure in older patients with osteoporosis, according to researchers in the Netherlands and the US.