Issue : May 2018
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’This book is suitable for anyone who would like to develop their communication techniques in challenging situations. ’
’The text is well written and enjoyable to read’
18–24 June is Learning Disability Awareness Week.
Joanne (pictured) was diagnosed with mucinous breast cancer in 2017.
News round-up: Catch-up on May's top nursing stories Subscription
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during May 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
Miss any of the clinical and practice news affecting the profession during May 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main study headlines and clinical breakthroughs.
Nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who work for the NHS in England have only a few hours left to register their view on whether to accept or reject the current pay proposals.
National efforts to stop nurses from leaving their jobs, and in some cases the profession altogether, have seen some employers reduce turnover, but it is still “very early days”, according to a senior nurse at England’s NHS regulator.
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Emergency readmissions to hospital have risen by almost a fifth in seven years pointing to problems in the way older patients are cared for, according to new research.
Last weekend I watched the BBC programme The Big Question, which explored whether robots and artificial intelligence could do more harm than good.
Operating theatres may soon with two suturing devices that could provide a new alternative to hand stitching, according to those behind the new technology.
A new nursing academy has been launched today to “combine academic rigour with NHS expertise”, with the aim of raising standards of care in Devon.
Nurses are best placed to implement new guidance on caring for frail, elderly diabetes patients, one of its authors has told Nursing Times.
The University of Dundee is setting up a new nursing course in Singapore that will award degree-level qualifications to hundreds of registered nurses a year.
Spending on agency nurses fell by 20% in the latest financial year as trusts used more bank staff instead to cover vacancies, according to the NHS’s latest annual review.
'What drives us to become nurses?'Subscription
As I sat across from my head of year some 30 years ago in my careers talk, I told her that I wanted to be a nurse. She said, “but have you thought about being something a bit more academic like a radiographer?”
Scores of school nurses in Birmingham could be facing redundancy amid plans to cut funding by virtually half and scrap the school nursing service.
Nurse leaders need four key skills to effectively drive cross-sector collaborations to boost levels of health in their community, according to US researchers.
Health professionals must identify children at risk of obesity at a much earlier age and offer families better support in combating poor lifestyle choices, according to a hard-hitting report by MPs.
Stroke patients experience sustained problems with insomnia potentially reducing their ability to relearn key skills and putting them at increased risk of depression, according to researchers.
Star-shaped bread is popular with children and could encourage them to eat more fibre, new research suggests.
A nurse-led initiative in which hospice staff have taken their expertise on end of life care into prison settings has been recognised with an award.
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The news last week that the chief nursing officer for England role could be realigned to sit across both NHS Improvement and NHS England when Jane Cummings departs her role could weaken nursing’s voice further at a senior level.
Nurses in Devon face uncertainty over the impact of a new “collaboration” between two of the county’s main acute service providers.
An acute provider in the Midlands and a specialist mental health trust based in North London have both appointed new clinical nursing professors to drive forward their research programmes.
Nurses must not share passwords or leave patient data onscreen, as part of a new focus on data protection in the NHS.
Nursing staff at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital donned their pyjamas to work earlier this month to help encourage patients to get up, get dressed and keep moving.
An Admiral nurse has been appointed to support patients with dementia at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust in a first for the county.
The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and similar technology by a major London trust will help nurses, rather than put roles at risk, managers have insisted.
The effects of vitamin D on epilepsySubscription
Student NT editor Rebecca Hammond says we should be mindful of the importance of vitamin D.
11-17 June is Carers’ Week.
As a registered nursing home manager of 10 years and a registered nurse of 17 years, I have read many things about nurses and clinical care in nursing homes.
A nurse in Cornwall has won a grant to carry out research on domestic abuse affecting older people.
Can you advise this student nurse?
Overweight and obese people are twice as likely to survive if admitted to hospital for any kind of infectious disease, according to a major new study on the so-called “obesity paradox”.
Health unions in Norfolk are holding a demonstration next week in protest at a hike in parking charges at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.
A recent trawl through the photo archives at has brought out forgotten stories, including one about a nurse and her link to a past Dutch king and another who used to be an African sprinting champion.
A bill designed to ensure nurse staffing levels in Scotland are safe has been published by the Scottish government.
Midwives in Scotland are hoping to spread the message that midwives do more than simply help a woman to give birth.
I was recently nominated for a staff achievement award, and for the second year in a row, I didn’t win (always the bridesmaid!).
England’s most senior nurse has signalled that she is to step down from her role in the near future, while also unveiling ambitions to reform the country’s nursing leadership structure.
We must move care into the community to improve how we deliver services for patients. How long and how often has that goal been proclaimed over the last 20 years or more?
The University of Surrey offers student nurses excellent teaching and placements in a glorious setting
Ensuring the right nurse staffing levels is key when it comes to safely dealing with winter pressures on emergency departments, says a new report by the Care Quality Commission.
Severe eczema in adults is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems including heart attack and stroke, according to a major new study involving UK researchers.
People who take anti-depressants long-term are more likely to put on weight, according to UK researchers who say their findings should be factored into prescribing decisions and consultations.
Eating tree nuts and peanuts improves blood lipid levels and blood glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to Canadian researchers.
An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to a clinical trial involving UK researchers.
A group of student and newly-qualified nurses are at the forefront of a new campaign to attract more young people into nursing.