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How a ward nursing team improved facilities for patients, visitors and staff by using existing resources more effectively and considering others’ viewpoints
Trespassers on medical ground?Subscription
With a government review, increased autonomy, advanced roles and working time laws contributing to nurses taking on junior doctors’ tasks, Clare Lomas looks at how the boundaries between the professions have become blurred.
Osteoporosis and fragility fractures: identifying those at risk and raising public awarenessSubscription
An outline of the epidemiology, risk factors, risk assessment and treatment for this common but often neglected condition, which is set to increase in prevalence
NHS Direct useful but 'inefficient' Subscription
The NHS Direct service in Wales has been ‘bolted on’ to the rest of the emergency system and could be improved if staff sickness levels and call lengths were reduced, the Wales Audit Office has said.
Exploring how nurses can make the most of the newly launched online portal NHS Evidence, and its relevance to daily clinical practice
An investigation into whether student nurses report poor practice they have witnessed on clinical placements, and the factors that influence their decisions
The global swine flu pandemic 2: infection control measures and preparedness strategies Subscription
Exploring the infection prevention and control measures that nurses need to know about to deal with the flu pandemic
Preparations for dealing with a surge of patients and service users - and how services and patients are prioritised - need to be developed, agreed and in place amongst all caring agencies before a pandemic strikes. It is important that a common set of prioritisation criteria be used across the UK.
Swine flu: from containment to treatmentSubscription
As Swine Flu spreads and more people start to catch it, it makes sense to move from intensive efforts to contain the virus to focusing efforts on treating the increasing number of people who have the disease.
Examining the local, international and demographic issues around planning the nursing workforce for the future, and what senior nurses need to consider