Chris Longhurst

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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COPD survey: 60% of people with chronic respiratory conditions bemoan lack of available support

UK-wide survey of 500 people reveals one in five (21%) are unable to control symptom flare ups and seek help in emergency departments two or more times in a year

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NMC register: nursing associates may pay same as nurses to be registered

Nursing and Midwifery Council proposal could see nursing associates pay £120 a year to register – despite being on a lower pay band

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New chief nurse for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Executive director of nursing based in the Middle East who trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital has become its new chief nurse

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One in five cancer patients suffers post-traumatic stress

A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following treatment, say researchers who urge patients with a warrior mentality to be open to seeking help for emotional upheaval

Gideon Mendel Aids photograph
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Photo exhibition: moving images of London’s first specialist AIDS ward on display

Photographs show touching scenes of four young gay men in dedicated Middlesex Hospital ward in 1993 – an era of stigma and fear before antiretroviral medications were available

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Budget pledges funds to cover nursing pay rise

Chancellor Philip Hammond committed £2.8 billion resource funding for the NHS in England

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New uniform aims to increase visibility of senior nurses in Scottish hospitals

Burgundy-coloured tunic will enhance accountability of senior staff.

BME survey
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Cancer survey: People from BME backgrounds urged to share experiences of NHS services

NHS say patient response crucial to drive even more improvements and a better, more representative picture of the care being provided

Bullied at work
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Workplace bullying raises risk of developing diabetes

Bullying and violence in the workplace increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, possibly due to changes caused by stress hormones or because they trigger comfort eating, researchers say

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Wounds sustained in daytime heal faster due to body clock

Wounds sustained at night heal more slowly because of how our body clocks work, scientists say, with skin cells moving to the site of a wound to repair it far quicker during the daytime

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'Overdue' legislation to reduce number of assaults on staff will cover all nurses

A draft law which was seeking to make it a specific offence to assault emergency staff in England and Wales has been widened to include nurses in all settings.

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Emergency care rules fail to curb ‘weekend effect’ hospital deaths

Introducing priority standards for emergency care in hospitals in England has failed to curb excess deaths at weekends, say researchers who call for the rules to be reviewed before they become mandatory

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Nurses and healthcare staff invited to apply to become NICE fellows or scholars

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is offering the chance for health and social care professionals to influence its work.

Crystal Oldman
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Royal honour: Crystal Oldman receives CBE from the Queen, patron of the QNI

Queen’s Nursing Institute chief executive Crystal Oldman made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition for her work in community nursing

Yemi Osho
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Nurse uses role as mayor to raise diabetes awareness

A senior nurse is using her dual role as mayor of a London borough to raise awareness of diabetes

Jackie Smith
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Commons health committee: Nursing workforce undervalued and not sufficiently recognised, says NMC chief executive

Nursing and Midwifery Council chief executive Jackie Smith says nurses leaving the profession ‘tragic’

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Children’s charity WellChild warns of effect of budget cuts, workforce shortage

Children’s charity WellChild says demand for access to its network of nurses helping seriously ill children has risen nearly 40% this year, and pressures on NHS and social care budgets, coupled with a workforce shortage, means patients are in danger of being failed

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Schwartz rounds: bringing staff together to improve well-being and promote better patient care

Findings from a study into the effectiveness of Schwartz rounds suggest that staff who attend are less stressed and more empathic with colleagues and patients