Erin Dean

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Dying homeless receiving little palliative care, study finds

Homeless people are dying in unsupported and unacceptable situations with inadequate access to palliative care, according to a study which called for improved collaboration between services.

Our Health Heroes
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Nominate a health hero

Our Health Heroes Awards recognise healthcare support workers, apprentices and teamwork.

Care planning
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Holistic approach enhances dementia services in care homes

More collaboration between professionals, residents and relatives brings benefits.

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Breast care nurses trained in CBT to help treat hot flushes

Nurses will deliver talking therapy to breast cancer patients in a study aimed at improving access to treatment for hot flushes and night sweats.

Brian Henderson-Webster
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Exclusive: new Council of Deans of Health chair talks to Nursing Standard

'This is the most turbulent time in education I can remember'

NMC hearing
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Nurse struck off after falsely claiming to be a leading surgeon

A nurse who lied to his wife and friends for seven years about being a leading surgeon has been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council register.

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Older nurses leave the NMC register at a faster rate

Greater numbers of older nurses left the register since revalidation, NMC reveals.

Smear test
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Many women ‘unaware’ of cervical screening programme

Screening programmes need varied methods of publicity to improve uptake, say researchers.

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When terrorists strike

Police advice to 'run, hide, tell' applies to nurses too

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Standards for nursing associates to be drawn up by NMC

Professional standards for the work of nursing associates will be drawn up by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) this summer.

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Setting new standards: the overhaul of nurse education

Speculation swirled for months about whether the NMC would make nurse education more generic – something critics claim would weaken specialist nursing. Now the regulator has revealed its controversial plans for the future.

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Many worry not enough is being done to persuade EU nurses to stay

The prime minister says there is a ‘fair and serious offer’ on EU citizens’ rights after Brexit, but unions and campaigners say too little is being done to persuade EU nurses to stay or join the NHS.

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Emergency nursing during major incident plans

Hospitals expect a major incident plan to be implemented every three years, but following recent events in London and Manchester, such plans have been activated five times in three months.

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Updated guidance on this painful inflammatory condition says patients should be offered treatment earlier.

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Recruitment rethink: getting the right nurse in the right role

Leading NHS trusts are recruiting ward sisters using an interview technique that focuses on the innate strengths needed to succeed in the role rather than competencies. The approach recognises that even a great nurse will struggle in the wrong job.

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Scotland sees increase in EU nurses in past year

Growing numbers of European Union nurses are working in Scotland, despite rapidly declining applications to the register across the UK.

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Leading nursing school universities fail to reach gold standard assessment

Several universities with leading nursing schools have failed to score highly in new teaching assessments.

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Children’s nurses omit care in ‘poor work environments’, says new study

Children’s nurses with poor work environments and higher patient loads are more likely to omit some care activities, a study suggests.