Alistair Kleebauer

Finance guide
Nursing Standard

‘Understanding financial cost is part of helping patients with dementia’

As bank HSBC launches finance guide for patients and their families, dementia expert June Andrews says it is important for nurses to discuss care home and service costs

Making a will
Nursing Standard

Nearly two-thirds of nurses have not written a will, survey shows

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust is urging nurses to write a will after revealing that they are less likely than the general population to have done so.

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Prescriptions of epipens for children rise significantly in 12 years

Researchers from the University of Birmingham want to prompt a discussion about how many epipens should be prescribed per child, with research suggesting there has been a significant increase.

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Scotland moves towards safe nurse staffing legislation by launching consultation

The Scottish government has announced it will consult on enshrining in law the use of planning tools to set nurse staffing numbers in the NHS.

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New flu swab test for patients with severe respiratory conditions

The development of a flu swab test could lead to personalised medicine which plays a role in fight against antibiotic resistance, according to researcher Tristan Clark.

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Patients need more support to save their fertility, says RCN

The RCN has published guidance to help nurses support patients who are undergoing treatment which could affect their fertility

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Global rise of drug-resistant TB 'threatens to derail decades of progress'

Researchers warn that measures are needed, including accurate diagnostic tests and clear presciption guidelines, to ensure the continued effectiveness of tuberculosis drugs.

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Researchers find method to grow red blood cells on a large scale

A new method for growing red blood cells could eventually benefit people with rare blood types.

Annoyed nurse
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NHS nurses angry about agency ban

From 1 April, many nurses will only be able to take on extra work as overtime or through staff banks.

Rainbow Trust
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RCN backs campaign for statutory funding of children’s palliative care services

The Rainbow Trust Children's Charity is seeking more funding from the government for its support work with terminally ill children and their families.

Care treatment review
Learning Disability Practice

Providers need to have ‘the right places’ in the community for people with learning disabilities

The head of the RCN's learning disability nursing forum Simon Jones is concerned that healthcare professionals are starting to question the point of care and treatment reviews for people with learning disabilities if they do not lead to care shifting into the community.

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New tool to help nurses develop emergency treatment plans with patients

The RCN has helped create a new tool to aid nurses and other health professionals in developing treatment plans with patients should they require emergency care.

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More than 5,000 new cases of FGM recorded in the NHS in 2016

RCN professional lead for public health Helen Donovan said mandatory reporting laws mean more FGM cases are being uncovered, but that it is ‘shocking’ it has remained hidden for so long.

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Three in four people support pay boost for nurses, survey shows

A poll for the GMB union shows the majority of Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat supporters back above-inflation pay rises for the public sector.

Prince Charles
Nursing Standard

Nurse helps Prince Charles make friends with therapy dog

The Prince of Wales was told about the benefits of a therapy dog called Little Dorrit on a visit to Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London

RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair
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More than 50 nurses recruited by NHS trust at RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust obtained staff at the event in Birmingham

Our NHS demo
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Nurses join London NHS march

The It's Our NHS event will see people march to a rally at the Houses of Parliament.

Pregnant smokers
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Expectant mothers offered vouchers as part of smoking cessation programme

Young expectant mothers, enrolled in Solent NHS Trust's family nurse partnership, will receive £20 shopping vouchers for each month of their pregnancy in which they do not smoke.