Issue : September 2018
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Over eight in 10 women with breast cancer in England are not told about the possibility of developing long-term anxiety and depression by healthcare professionals, charities have warned.
One in five inpatients with diabetes – around 58,000 – had a “hypo” in hospital last year, according to latest data, sparking a national charity to call on health professionals to more aware of the symptoms.
Every hospital in England would have dedicated nurses in place to support people struggling with alcohol misuse if Labour were in power, the party has announced.
Don’t forget that World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is on Friday 28 September and there’s still time to get involved.
Nursing is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career, but would benefit from including more men.
Community nurses should never underestimate the shame that men feel about discussing their weight and wellbeing, a new report argues.
A paediatric nurse has said young cancer patients are missing out on vital sexual health information due to embarrassment among care professionals.
As new students pick up their stethoscopes for the first time around the country some may be wondering what will be expected of them. Keith Bradley-Adams offers some advice for not just these fledgling nurses but for all nurses across the UK.
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Staff involved in the care of a patient with an eating disorder should place greater emphasis on how they coordinate treatment with one another, according to new guidance.
A mental health unit in Suffolk that was forced to close due to staff shortages will welcome patients again next week after successfully recruiting 24 new nurses.
Final proposals for the regulation of nursing associates, including the skills and knowledge students will need in order to qualify, have been outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
As the NHS continues to face workforce challenges, the attention this week has focused on how the recruitment of people from outside of the UK might look after the UK’s departure from the European Union.
A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study by Danish researchers.
Evidence suggests a link between residential levels of air pollution across London and being diagnosed with dementia, according to researchers.
Government cuts are pushing England into a public health crisis, the Labour Party has claimed.
Seriously ill children and young people across Derbyshire will need to spend less time in hospital, thanks to a new children’s nurse from national children’s charity WellChild.
An actress whose husband and father of her two daughters died of a brain tumour last year has paid tribute to the “incredible” hospice nurses who supported the family in his final days.
The number of new nursing students starting courses in England has fallen by more than 500 for the new academic year, official figures show.
Macmillan Advanced Nurse Practitioner Emma Earnshaw describes the changes achieved at Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust
A specialist Macmillan nurse in neuro-oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has stressed the importance of using plain terminology when breaking devastating news to seriously ill patients and their families.
It could be said that, when it comes to nursing, the UK is in the midst of a perfect storm.
Taking a daily dose of aspirin does not prolong healthy living in older adults who have not previously experienced a cardiovascular event, according to an international trial.
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A film celebrating Welsh nurses’ historic campaign to make safe staffing legally binding has had its premiere in Cardiff.
Home video-game exercises can reduce chronic lower back pain in older people by a level comparable to benefits gained under programmes supervised by a physiotherapist, a study has found.
Northumberland care home staff are helping residents with dementia to feel calmer and more sociable through the use of the 1990s fashion accessory the bum bag.
Social care staff should be classified as skilled workers to avoid a staffing crisis after Brexit, a care providers group has warned.
A former nurse who is now a prize-winning novelist has said the nursing profession needs to change the way it’s perceived.
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North Somerset has appointed a new Admiral nurse for Weston Area Health NHS Trust who will be based at Weston General Hospital.
On several occasions over recent weeks I have found myself explaining to people what sepsis is, its symptoms and why it’s something that needs tackling. These conversations have taken place both in the office and also among friends.
European migrants contribute much more to the UK health sector than they consume in services, according to a government-commissioned report.
Putting on too much or too little weight during pregnancy has a negative impact on the child that can be observed when they reach the age of seven, a new study argues.
Nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, students, ambulance workers and other members of Unison are being asked to record how their shift goes today for the union’s annual staff safety survey.
Falling childhood immunisation rates across England risk a resurgence of “deadly and life-changing” diseases of the past, a leading nurse has warned, after new figures revealed a decline in coverage in nine out of 12 routine jabs.
Three sisters are making history by beginning to study adult nursing in the same cohort at a university in East Anglia.
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Nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across Wales have accepted a pay deal over the next three years.
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’All staff working in obstetrics and gynaecology should read this book, as well as students in the field, as they would all gain insight into this problem’
Before his diagnosis, Terry was living comfortably, but due to the financial cost of cancer his finances became a big worry.
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A group of health visitors and school nurses have received cognitive behaviour therapy as part of an innovative leadership project designed to combat feelings of self-doubt.
A care home in West Sussex has been urgently shut down with residents told to leave immediately after a series of damning inspections by the Care Quality Commission.
Elderly man The number of older people needing community or residential care will rise to 1.2 million by 2040 - almost double the 2015 rate - according to a government commissioned report.
Let’s face it, we can’t know everything about every speciality, so it is important to work together and share our knowledge across disciplines.
Taking high dose supplements of folic acid does not protect pregnant women from pre-eclampsia, a new study has found.
Nurses and midwives around London thinking of changing careers or retiring are being offered the chance to move into clinical research nursing.
People with heart failure should no longer be offered cardiac rehabilitation programmes that are group-based, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
A senior mental health nurse from Wales has been struck off for having sex with a “vulnerable” patient and causing her ”direct and lasting emotional harm”.
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