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What Is A Nurse Manager And How Much Does It Pay? If you want to be successful as a nurse manager, you should keep in mind that the job requires skills that are way beyond clinical care. There are also specific traits you should possess if you want to excel in your position. Below are a few tips to help you out:.

New Study Links Unprofessional Behavior to Adverse Patient Outcomes A new study published in JAMA Surgery suggests that patients tend to suffer when surgeons exhibit unprofessional behavior towards their colleagues, including nurses, physicians, and other care providers.

Improving wellbeing within the NHS - Letters Letters: There needs to be a national welfare and morale strategy, says Ravi Mahajan, president of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. And pilates sessions may not be enough, writes Dr Adam Moliver.

RCN welcomes government action on antimicrobial resistance These new moves include the appointment of outgoing chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies as the UK's first special envoy on antimicrobial resistance.

Welcome to Nursing's New Grads! The articles range from preparing for the first day on the job to delegating and how to give report, and other topics. The latest, "Surviving Your First Code," is now available in our July issue. We've grouped all of these together in a New to Nursing collection on our Web site, www.ajnonline.com.

These Dogs Are Capable of Identifying Lung Cancer by Scent According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide for both women and men. Thirteen percent of new cancers are a form of lung cancer, and more than 200,000 people in the United States receive a diagnosis of lung cancer annually.

New campaign to break dementia 'taboo' in South Asian groups A small-screen actress has helped to launch a new charity campaign aiming to encourage more open discussion about dementia among South Asian communities.

Soul Midwives’ Felicity Warner: ‘Dying is so medicalised. It makes people fearful’ The founder of Soul Midwives on how compassion and care can lead to people having a more gentle, tranquil death.

Lessons for nursing from report on BME doctors' FtP referrals The report, commissioned by the medical regulator the GMC, found lack of support and isolation were among key reasons doctors from BME backgrounds were more than twice as likely to be referred to their regulator than white counterparts.

University opens nursing simulation suite to 'enhance' education A university in the south of England has launched a new “state-of-the-art” nursing simulation laboratory and ward, in a bid to enhance student education and teaching provisions.

Mental health patients sent 'hundreds of miles to private wards' Hundreds of NHS mental health patients are being sent to private hospital wards, often hundreds of miles from home, new research from the British Medical Association has revealed.

Tackling childhood obesity: £1.5 million funding for local projects The Department of Health and Social Care, the Local Government Association and Public Health England are supporting the councils to trial new programmes in their areas, which could help shape future national policy.

Gove to introduce 'Natasha's Law' A new law will require food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged foods, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced today in a drive to protect the country's two million food allergy sufferers.

Pros And Cons Of Getting Your Masters Degree In Nursing If you'd like to get a better understanding of the advantages and drawbacks of getting a master's degree in nursing, read on. There are nursing specializations and roles that require a master's degree, such as nurse educators, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists.

NHS to launch young people's gambling addiction service The first NHS gambling clinic for children will open this year, as part of a new network of services for addicts being rolled out as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Report reveals successes and challenges of family nurse scheme Over 7,000 young mothers and their newborns in Scotland have now received support through an innovative programme led by specially trained nurses and midwives, according to a report.

Warning 'temporary' beds being routinely used by NHS hospitals Patients are being routinely cared for in “temporary” beds that should only be used in emergencies or when there are spikes in demand, according to new research from the British Medical Association.

Call for oral health training to be mandatory for care home staff Care home staff need better mandatory training to protect people’s oral health, the Care Quality Commission has warned, after its latest series of inspections found services with no policies or training in place to support this type of care.

July Issue: Implicit Bias in Nursing, Grief Support for Hospital Staff, Understanding Malpractice, More July Issue: Implicit Bias in Nursing, Grief Support for Hospital Staff, Understanding Malpractice, More.

Suffolk residents urged to contact MPs over health visitor plans "We did not get satisfactory reassurances from the county council yesterday, so we are urging Suffolk residents to write to the county's seven MPs, including the health and social care secretary Matt Hancock who has the power to actually do something about the health visitor crisis, not just in Suffolk, but across England," said Mr Jaina.

New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance Professor Dame Sally Davies said:.

Specialist diabetes nurse work to be recognised by prime minister A specialist nurse has been invited to a reception at Downing Street next week, which will celebrate and thank healthcare professionals involved in the care, treatment and prevention of diabetes.

Hospital insects found to 'harbour drug-resistant bacteria' Insects found in hospitals may pose a risk to infection prevention efforts and, ultimately, patient safety due to the bacteria they contain, UK researchers have warned.

Fresh call for government action after Suffolk health visiting plans Health visiting leaders have made fresh calls for the government to take recognise the value and advanced specialist nature of the health visitor role, nationally, in the wake of leaked Suffolk County Council documents that revealed plans to slash the workforce by 25%.

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