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I watched two powerful factual pieces of television with a strong link to the NHS and nursing on Monday night.
The “red bag” initiative is being rolled out across North East Lincolnshire to help care home residents receive quick and effective transfer and treatment when they go into hospital.
Prime minister Theresa May has scrapped a £65 fee that nurses originating from other European Union countries would have had to pay to secure the right to continue living in the UK after Brexit.
The number of visits to England’s accident and emergency departments by homeless people has more than trebled since 2011, according to a doctors’ union.
Sleeping for more than nine hours per night, without disturbance, during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, according to US researchers.
Patients with higher levels of frailty have been found to be more likely to have both Alzheimer’s disease-related brain changes and symptoms of dementia.
The lack of quotes from nurses in health stories written by national media journalists was an issue that gained the profession’s attention on social media earlier this week.
Patients could benefit from improved nursing care and outcomes thanks to new guidance that helps draw out meaningful findings from qualitative studies, according to those behind it.
The Foundation of Nursing Studies has started its search for a new chief executive to act as a “visible, inspiring and effective” leader for the charity.
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It is now a week since the NHS Long Term Plan landed, though the breadth of the document means there is a lot of dust left to settle.