Erin Dean

Nursing Standard

Women’s heart attack survival better if treated same as men

Fewer women who suffer a heart attack in the UK would die in the following year if the treatment they receive was the same as that for men, researchers say

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Buurtzorg in the UK: giving community nurses the time to care

A Dutch model of community nursing in which self-managed teams provide social and nursing care has reached London, where it’s making a big impression on patients and staff

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NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis and management

New tests to help diagnose asthma and a change in how to offer medicines are recommended in guidance from NICE that differs from some established guidelines

Tired district nurse
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Guidance on safe nurse staffing aims to improve healthcare services

NHS Improvement says resource will help leaders and staff to deliver effective and sustainable patient care.

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UK must align with EU medicine rules after Brexit to avoid disruption, health group says

Patients’ access to life-saving medicines and medical devices could be disrupted unless the UK stays aligned with EU regulations after Brexit, a group of leading health organisations says

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Scrapping pay cap will help tackle shortages

Government releases evidence to NHS Pay Review Body

Primary Health Care

Spearheading a technological revolution in district nursing

Award-winning district nurse Paul Crank reflects on how he ensured connectivity across care records

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Digital health records: the challenges and rewards of going paper-free

A trust says it is delivering a faster, safer service after introducing digital health records for all its patients. But making the transition has not been easy

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Staff retention: employers advised to listen more to nurses

New guidance on staff retention from NHS Improvement encourages employers to listen to nurses and engage and empower staff and look closely at their development and career planning

Flu jab
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Mandatory flu vaccinations for staff should be considered, says England's chief medical officer

England's chief medical officer has added her voice to calls for a debate on whether flu vaccinations should be mandatory for front-line health staff

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Expanded role for Jeremy Hunt prompts clamour for better social care

The health secretary kept his portfolio in the cabinet reshuffle – news that disappointed many nurses. But the addition of social care to his responsibilities was broadly welcomed by nursing, social care and medical

Nursing Children and Young People

Creating lasting memories in end of life care

Lead nurse Candice St John has a unique way to help bereaved families remember their children

Tyler Payne
Learning Disability Practice

No career teething problems for Tyler

Tyler Payne – winner of the nursing student award at the 2017 RCN Wales Nurse of the Year – was praised by the judges for the desensitisation kit she developed for people who are unable to access dental care. Here, the learning disability nursing degree student reveals why she believes she has found the perfect career

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Breaking through: a bright spot in the nurse apprentice scheme

The nurse apprentice scheme has had a faltering start nationally but an initiative in Cambridgeshire is achieving success, with 22 healthcare support workers now having qualified

Nursing Older People

Visual acuity should not restrict access to cataract surgery

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published guidance to improve care before, during and after cataract surgery

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Flu vaccinations: should they become mandatory?

Debate on mandatory vaccinations ‘inevitable’, says NHS England medical director

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Anne Milton tipped to take over as health secretary

Anne Milton, a trained nurse could be the next health minister in Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle

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Clinical update: Preterm babies

Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aims to improve early identification of developmental problems in children born prematurely by setting standards for follow-up