The chief nursing officer for England has stressed the need to share more positive stories on nursing to help tackle falling rates of applications to university training and to keep more staff in the profession.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust is supporting more flexible working for nurses, and will monitor and support those who are interested in working nights, whether permanently or in longer blocks. Allowing staff this flexibility will benefit patients and staff, says Jayne Tague
Individuals within the learning disability population are living longer, however, compared to the general population, life expectancy is considerably lower, explains Student NT editor, Rebecca Hammond.
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 40Elaine Armstrong, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist in stoma care at the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust, LondonThe word stoma comes from the Greek word meaning 'mouth or opening', and a stoma can be created from any segment of bowel, both large (colon) and small (ileum). Stomas are created for a range of reasons, including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, trauma and as an elective or emergency procedure.