Issue : May 2018
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A nurse and four healthcare assistants have been convicted for their involvement in a fraud conspiracy that was masterminded by a recruitment agent.
Every nurse will encounter patients experiencing incontinence, so every nurse must be aware of incontinence-associated dermatitis – and how it can be addressed
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On my first day of my very first placement, everything seemed unfamiliar. I couldn’t remember the names of any medications. I was slightly terrified of actually speaking to a real patient. I couldn’t even put on a blood pressure cuff properly.
When Anthony was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2014, it significantly impacted his finances.
Patients with acute kidney injury face a significantly greater risk of heart failure during their first year after leaving hospital, according to US researchers.
Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency in obese patients, according to Dutch researchers.
Older people with very low cardiovascular disease risks also have very little frailty, according to UK researchers, who say it raises the possibility that frailty could be prevented.
The vast majority of community healthcare providers are deeply worried about staffing and fear current workforce plans will not deliver enough district nurses, health visitors, and specialist nurses to realise ambitions of providing more services closer to home, reveals a new report.
A new academy of nursing is to be launched in the West Country that will combine “academic rigour with NHS expertise” with the aim of raising standards of care for nurses.
The Royal College of Nursing has criticised a London hospital trust’s plans to sell off accommodation for nurses and other key workers to build luxury flats as “nothing short of disgraceful”.