A new tool that uses games may help to measure paediatric patient experience in line with Lord Darzi’s Next Stage Review of the NHS, a leading nurse has claimed.
Nurses need to be more aware of osteoporosisSubscription
Hospital nurses need more training to improve their skills and knowledge regarding osteoporosis, according to research by a trauma nurse.
Patient safety alert over suprapubic cathetersSubscription
English and Welsh hospitals have been alerted to the safety risks of inserting suprapubic catheters incorrectly after three patients died and seven were severely harmed.
Independent sector treatment centres (ITSCs) will supply services on the same basis as other NHS organisations, health minister Mike O’Brien has announced.
One in ten 16-year-olds in NI have self-harmedSubscription
One in ten 16-year-olds in Northern Ireland have self-harmed in the past year, a survey has found.
Mental health inpatient suicides fell from 219 to 141 (36%) between 1997 and 2006, research has revealed.
An Essex nurse is spearheading a programme to eliminate mixed-sex wards.
Cancer risk lower for snuff users than smokersSubscription
People who use snuff have a lower cancer risk than smokers, according to a study.
Young people should get antivirals first if the swine flu pandemic behaves like the 1918 flu and supplies are scarce, according to Italian researchers.
Surgical nurses at a Scottish hospital were forced to move when a ward was partially closed by staff shortages.