Erin Dean

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Recognising delirium in the community

When older people develop delirium, it can land them in hospital and set off a cycle of declining health. Identifying and tackling the syndrome early - while people are still at home - is the target of a new RCN campaign.

Acid attack
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Admissions figures show rapid increase in use of hospital care

NHS Digital reveals rise in admittance to hospital due to acid attacks in England over the past six years, among other interesting statistics.

Jeremy Hunt
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Don't use rise in nursing student places to plug rota gaps, RCN tells Tories

'25% increase in nursing student places announced today must not be used to plug gaps in rotas'

Flu vaccination
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Nurses in Wales urged to get flu jab

Nurses in Wales are being encouraged to be protect themselves this winter with a flu jab.

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Night shift work may cause weight gain, review suggests

Night shift workers have a 23% higher risk of becoming overweight or obese, a study suggests.

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Volunteering on nature projects boosts mental health, study finds

Research suggests nature volunteering could provide an important ‘non-medical’ service that would help relieve the burden on the NHS.

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Acid attacks

Read our policy briefing on new guidance for helping in the immediate aftermath when people are injured in an acid attack.

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Read our clinical update on an RCN campaign to help nurses spot the signs of delirium.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Kidney cancer

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has helped people with advanced kidney cancer to benefit from a new treatment on the NHS.

Primary Health Care

Success for community nursing project identifying lung diseases at earlier stages

A community nurse-led project in Liverpool is recording great success in picking up life-threatening lung diseases at an earlier and more treatable stage.

Nursing Children and Young People

Toilet training

Charity Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence has published new information for families and healthcare staff.

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Be brave and report poor practice

Raising concerns can be difficult, especially for nursing students who fear the consequences of making an official complaint. But patient safety is paramount, and all healthcare staff have a duty to report poor care, writes Erin Dean.

Nursing Older People

Parkinson’s disease

Summary and nursing implications of the latest updates to clinical practice.

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Mary Seacole: a legacy of inclusion for future generations

A controversial but successful appeal paid for a memorial statue of Crimean war heroine Mary Seacole in London. Now a charitable trust in her name is working for a more inclusive society.

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Nurses welcome increase in free childcare but stumbling blocks loom

Parents of young children may be entitled to 30 hours a week of free childcare from the beginning of this month, but nurseries say the government’s funding offer falls far short.

Learning Disability Practice

Community learning disabilities and autism team halves inpatient admissions

An overhaul of care for people in the West Midlands with learning disabilities and autism has more than halved inpatient admissions and cut hospital length of stay.

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Practice nursing: an action plan for a disparate workforce

NHS England has published a ten-point plan to raise the profile of general practice nursing and make it easier for practices to recruit and retain nurses.

Mobile phone user

Policy briefing: emergency department standards

From Wi-Fi for visitors to regular updates on waiting times, read our policy briefing on a list of standards emergency departments should be meeting, or working towards achieving, from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine