Issue : September 2018
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Third year, adult nursing, Glasgow Caledonian University
Third year, learning disability nursing, University of Wolverhampton
Third year, mental health nursing, University of Plymouth
Third year, adult nursing, King’s College, London
Third year, children’s nursing, University of Birmingham
Second year, mental health nursing, University of Wolverhampton
Miss any of the clinical and practice news affecting the profession during September 2018? Catch up with our summary of the main study headlines and clinical breakthroughs.
A hospital charity in London is aiming to raise £1m to fund trauma research and care, including nurse-led projects, in the wake of the rising levels of knife crime in the capital.
A breast cancer survivor has told an audience of leading community nurses that the nursing staff who cared for her while she was being treated for the condition were key to her “sanity and stability”.
The council of the Royal College of Nursing has been forced to collectively stand down after losing a historic vote of no confidence.
Tensions are running high at a crunch meeting of the Royal College Nursing in which members are due to vote on a motion of no confidence in the leadership.
The lead negotiator responsible for presenting the NHS pay deal to decision-makers at the Royal College of Nursing has been criticised as having a “conflict of interest” by independent reviewers.
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New types of combined oral contraceptives that contain both lower doses of oestrogens and newer progestogens are linked to a reduced risk of ovarian cancer in young women, a study has found.
NHS England has today launched the next phase of its nurse recruitment campaign, with a fresh focus on mental health, learning disability and community nursing.
It’s freshers time at universities and across mainstream and social media we have been seeing the inevitable pictures of students lurching around city centres in a drunk and dishevelled state.
The number of learning disability nurses in the NHS has hit a record low, plummeting by more than 40% in less than a decade, new figures reveal.
A protein found in milk can alleviate chemotherapy side effects, potentially bringing relief to millions of patients undergoing cancer treatment, according to US researchers.
A nurse from the world’s first fertility clinic, Bourn Hall in Cambridge, has been appointed to the executive board of national nursing organisation the Senior Infertility Nurses Group (SING).
The most senior nurse at the regulator NHS Improvement has vowed to fight for better training opportunities for qualified nurses to enhance their skills.
Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to a small study from Canada.
The NHS is a challenging place to work but equally rewarding and energising. Return to practice gives an amazing opportunity to reconnect with our passion for the profession for those with a lapsed PIN. In this blog, Bev Matthews and Chris Jones share their experiences as student and tutor.
Concern has been raised about the newly approved training arrangements for nursing associates that allow host organisations to choose whether to include students in their safe staffing quota.
Gareth Burns is to combine his passion for running and healthcare by taking part in the New York Marathon to raise £2,500 for Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Nursing campaigns featuring smiling staff holding cut out hearts are undermining the way society views nurses, a veteran US health journalist and writer has warned.
A nurse who has invented a new weighing scale for immobile patients believes it could save lives by ensuring they get vital drugs more quickly on admission to hospital.
The next chief nursing officer for England will be a joint appointment and work across two national agencies instead the current one, it has been revealed.
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The need to provide more services in community settings is certainly not a new idea. In fact, it’s probably mentioned in some way or another at almost every healthcare event I attend.
The care minister for England, Caroline Dinenage, has promised to fight to get the voice of community nurses heard in government.
A £10m investment in online training for NHS staff in Wales was announced today to mark the official launch of a new national body designed to improve workforce planning and development.
’I feel this book should be read by as many people as possible to create a societal understanding of an area so often ignored or neglected.’
’This book is aimed at professionals with a special interest in palliative care’
Healthcare staff are being urged to ensure only patients with a true penicillin allergy are documented as such to protect them from hospital infections.
New voluntary standards have been published for the education and practice of community children’s nurses.
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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Can you advise this student nurse?
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.