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Exclusive: Nurse shortages hampering progress on learning disabilities care Shortages of learning disabilities nurses are hampering long-drawn national plans to end the practice of vulnerable people being inappropriately sent away from their families for care, leading nurses have warned.

School nurse creates interactive digital poster to boost pupil wellbeing Katrina Sealey with her new interactive health and wellbeing poster.

New stillbirth prevention drive leads to closure of Bristol birth centre Midwifery units across England are struggling to cope with “significant” increases in demand, following the launch of a new national drive to reduce stillbirths, it has been claimed.

Call for CNO to return to DH amid new structural shake-up Calls for the most senior nursing role in England to be based at the heart of government have been reignited by revelations about the latest restructuring of national arms’-length bodies.

CQC finds concerns over maternity and sepsis care in Shropshire The Care Quality Commission says it has taken urgent action to safeguard patients at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, after inspectors raised serious concerns about the monitoring of unborn babies and care for people at risk of sepsis.

Reexamining Resilience As I have been presenting at various nursing gatherings and conferences about the topic of resilience in light of work-related grief, I have been struck anew by the definitions of resilience that I find in the literature.

Unions criticise any moves to 'regionalise' public sector pay Health unions have responded angrily to suggestions the government could introduce regional pay for public sector workers including nurses and midwives.

Perioperative nurse hopes ‘surgery school’ will expand further A ground-breaking “surgery school” designed to boost the fitness and wellbeing of patients before they go under the knife is helping reduce the time people spend in hospital, shows an evaluation.

Best Compression Socks for Nurses As a nurse, we learn all about compression hose and socks for post-op patients to help prevent blood clots and to promote circulation. These same tools could help my poor aching feet. But there are hundreds of different kinds of compression socks. How do you know which are the best compression socks for nurses?

Government to consult on fortifying flour with folic acid The government has announced that it will consult on the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid to prevent foetal abnormalities such as spina bifida.

Is There a Mid-Life Crisis in Heart Disease Prevention? Johns Hopkins Nursing is a magazine for students, alumni, faculty and staff of the school as well as nurses of the Johns Hopkins medical system.

Man admits murdering midwife Samantha Eastwood A man has today pleaded guilty to the murder of 28-year-old midwife Samantha Eastwood.

Regulation expert takes the helm of NMC midwifery panel "The panel's valuable advice on this and wider midwifery related matters will continue to play a critical role as we move forward in the coming months." Dr van der Gaag was due to chair her first meeting of the midwifery panel today.

Senior nurses invited to first-of-its-kind safe staffing course She added: "The fellows programme enables us to equip nurses across England with this knowledge, building a team of experts that will sustain this best practice, now and into the future, and embed it where it is needed most within the system." Modules that will be included in the course include "workload measurement and staffing systems",...

Community trust told to review 'unmanageable' nurse caseloads A community trust in West London has been praised for making improvements but told to review the “unmanageable” caseloads of its nurses who have complained of feeling stressed and overworked.

Managing Resignations with Grace Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. Many managers dread when staff walk into their office and say, I need to talk with you about something. They fear that something will be a resignation and sometimes it is.

MPs call for tougher action to curb unnecessary antibiotic scripts Clinically unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics in the UK must stop, according to an influential group of MPs, which is calling on the government to make antimicrobial resistance a “top five” policy priority.

NHS trusts fear this winter could be ‘more difficult than the last’ Hospital patients face worsening A&E performance and a pressurised workforce.

Union demands end to 'extortionate' parking fees for NHS staff Healthcare staff are wasting valuable time searching for parking spaces and two-thirds have been fined when trying to park at work, according to a survey published today by the union Unison.

Emergency First Aid for Nurses: A Practical Guide Does the victim have severe bleeding? The three P's must also be kept in mind when giving first aid.

Mental health trusts should have staff retention targets, say MPs Trusts providing mental health services should be set new targets to improve staff retention rates, according to a group of MPs who called for urgent action to boost the mental health workforce.

"Emotional Meeting" Level II Medical Improv Activity - Hilarious & AND Promotes Profound Learning! "Emotional Meeting" adapted from Kat Koppett's, Training to Imagine offers a great opportunity to build emotional intelligence and communication-related skills. I use it as a somewhat advanced Medical Improv activity for:.

Scottish nursing fosters closer links to Finland with exchange Two nursing lecturers from Finland have visited Aberdeen this week, in order to help foster closer links with academics from Robert Gordon University’s school of nursing and midwifery.

Nurse-led care trumps management by GPs for treating gout Nurse-led care with a more patient-centred approach appears to be more effective than GP-led care for successfully treating gout, according to UK researchers.

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