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Care home staff working on zero-hours contracts are more likely to have worse mental health levels than other staff in the health and social care sector, according to UK researchers.
'Zero tolerance of violence against NHS staff should be more than a politician’s mantra'Subscription
A story about a trust’s fresh approach to trying to reduce violence against its staff has really grabbed my attention this month.
Your guide to the NHS reformsSubscription
The government last week published proposals to amend the Health and Social Care Bill, following a “listening exercise” on its NHS reforms. Below are the key changes that will impact on nurses. Further details of changes to the legislation are due to be published this week.
It is “imperative” that patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes during their 20s, 30s and 40s receive significant support on optimising their treatment and self-management skills, warn researchers in light of a new study on mortality risk.
One in five young people who experience a venous thromboembolism will require psychotropic medication within five years, according to Danish nurse researchers.
Children with type 1 diabetes are almost five times more likely than others to be admitted to hospital for any reason, according to research in Wales.
Young people supporting nurses to talk about mental healthVideoSubscription
Young people with mental health conditions in London are helping to train hospital nursing staff to better support others in crisis when they are receiving urgent medical treatment.
Young people want to be able to directly text, call or email their school nurse for healthcare advice, according to a report for the government.
Young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other high-income countries.
Young people are now involved in interviewing prospective staff members at the specialist child and adolescent mental health service, run by Cwm Taf University Health Board.