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The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has announced the appointment of Helen Whyley as its new director with immediate effect.
'When will the value of specialist nurses be recognised by those who control NHS purse strings?'Subscription
The crucial contribution specialist nurses can make to their organisations has been in the spotlight this week, hopefully acting as a bulwark against the continuing threats to their position.
A third of patients who use complementary and alternative medicine hide the fact in consultations with conventional medicine providers, with potential safety implications, a study suggests.
The class A drug MDMA may be used “safely” as a treatment in patients for psychological trauma and alcoholism without side effects linked to social distress, according to UK researchers.
Intravenous insulin does not improve stroke outcomes compared to standard blood glucose control using insulin shots, according to researchers.
Sinks situated next to patient toilets in hospital rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), increasing the risk of dangerous germ transmission, according to researchers.
January was neatly bookended by two significant developments for nursing.
What does the NHS Long Term Plan mean for you?Subscription
The new 10-year plan for the health service in England was published on 7 January, after being delayed since the end of last year. The 136-page blueprint sets out how a £20.5bn annual budget increase will be spent.
The World Health Organization has provisionally designated the year 2020 as the “year of the nurse and midwife”, in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.
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