Kat Keogh

end of life
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End of life care delays are stopping inpatients from dying at home

Fast-track Continuing Healthcare framework is not fast enough.

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Heart surgery in afternoon less risky due to body clock

Patients who have open heart surgery in the afternoon could be at less risk of adverse effects than those who have morning operations, due to the body's internal clock, researchers say.

Depressed children
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Mental health services failing children, CQC study reveals

Care Quality Commission says four in ten mental health services for children are failing, with young people facing long delays for treatment.

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Omega-6 fats may help prevent type 2 diabetes

A diet rich in omega-6 fats, contained in foods such as soybeans, sunflower seeds and tofu, can significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, scientists say.

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Nurses need 5% pay increase to reach 2010 standard of living, study reveals

​​​​​Four in ten nurses are living in households where earnings are below what is considered a reasonable living standard, think tank NatCen reveals.

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Travelogue of 'Angel of London Bridge' nurse published

A travelogue written by a 'one in a million' nurse who died in the London Bridge terror attack has been published by a national newspaper.

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Nurses to spearhead drive on antibiotics resistance

Nurses are being asked to spearhead a campaign launched by Public Health England to tackle growing resistance to antibiotics.

Mary Seacole statue
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Mary Seacole statue up for top design award

Celebrated African-Caribbean Crimean war nurse Mary Seacole statue shortlisted for prestigious design award

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Staff assaults

'Data decision leaves government blind to scale of problem'

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No clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life

The majority of cancer drugs approved in Europe between 2009 and 2013 entered the market without clear evidence that they improved patient survival or quality of life, a new study suggests.

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New report highlights fall in number of NHS nurses in England

Staff figure falls for first time on a year-on-year basis since April 2013.

RCN survey
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'I drove home from work sobbing today'

Staff shortages compromising patient care, RCN poll finds

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Having an older sibling poses risk of serious flu for babies and toddlers

Children under two years are more likely to be admitted to hospital with influenza if they have an older sister or brother, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal.

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Ballot to be called if pay cap remains in place, RCN warns

The RCN will move towards balloting members on industrial action if the 1% cap on NHS pay is not lifted by the November budget.

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Barriers to compassionate care

Report: nurses face major barriers in delivering dedicated and compassionate care

Older nurse
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Offer flexible working to prevent NHS staff leaving, says guidance

Suggested measures include part-time working and job-sharing.

Norman Lamb
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Lib Dems: give nurses and other NHS staff 'a proper pay rise'

Norman Lamb calls for wage hike at Lib Dem party conference.

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Sense of belonging vital for teenage mental health

Teenagers who lack a sense of belonging to social groups such as in their family, with friends or at school are more likely to have mental health problems, research suggests.