Erin Dean

Nursing Standard

Prisons in crisis

Overcrowding and increasing violence in prisons means nurses are putting their own safety at risk to deliver healthcare.

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Acid attacks: news analysis

Health professionals dealing with a growing number of attacks

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The short, sharp slide into poverty

Growing numbers of nurses who are ‘just about managing’ are forced to ask for financial support when a health or personal crisis hits, suggests the latest evidence.

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GPs muddled over anticoagulant prescriptions, study suggests

GPs are prescribing anticoagulants to people with an irregular heartbeat against official advice, with implications for patient safety, a study has found.

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Dementia training alone ‘not enough to improve care’

Dementia awareness training alone will not improve dementia care in hospitals or outcomes for patients, and team members with specific expertise should work closely with hospital staff to develop skills, according to a study.

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RCN guidance on responding to unexpected incidents or emergencies

Read our policy briefing on RCN guidance on responding to unexpected incidents or emergencies.


Quick test could indicate sepsis, study suggests

New portable device can rapidly find markers of infection from single drop of blood.

NMC hearing
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NMC reveals reasons why nurses are referred to regulator

Only one in five referrals to fitness to practise proceedings concern patient care.

Lung cancer
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New cell could guide immunotherapy for lung cancer

Immune cell could predict which patients would benefit most from treatment.

obese pregnant woman
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Specialist clinics reduce pregnancy risks for obese women

Antenatal clinics can spot signs of complications sooner.

Ambulance response targets
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Cautious welcome for new ambulance response targets

Unions have cautiously welcomed an overhaul to ambulance responses targets that will see fewer 999 calls regarded as life-threatening.

Jet lag
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Delaying meal times could limit impact of jet lag and shift work

Altering meal times could curb health problems caused by disturbed circadian rhythms.

Parking row
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Court rules hospital staff must pay parking fines

Nurses are among Cardiff hospital staff who are ‘devastated’ by decision on parking tickets that has left many owing hundreds of pounds.

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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
Nursing Standard

Exclusive: new Council of Deans of Health chair talks to Nursing Standard

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