Louise Hunt

Homeless people urgently need timely and effective healthcare

Study shows it is often too late when homeless people present with cancer at hospital

Advance care planning system helps ensure people’s end of life wishes are met

Recorded end of life care preferences help healthcare staff access and share information

Karen Howarth

Providing holistic care for people with head and neck cancer

How two nurse specialists launched a service to advocate patient needs post-treatment

Senior smoking

'Silent impact' of the baby-boomer generation's substance misuse

The long-term effects of a cultural shift that saw recreational drug and alcohol use rise are now surfacing

‘Family carers are the bridge between people with dementia and the world’

Louise Hunt explores the progress made since the launch of John’s Campaign for the right of family carers to support people with dementia

Family dinner

Parents in Wales get new advice on preventing childhood obesity

An NHS programme to tackle childhood obesity in Wales has been launched.


Francis Inquiry lessons risk being lost due to staff burnout, charity warns

NHS staff wellbeing is suffering under the strain of increasing service pressures at the potential cost of patient care, according to a report by the Point of Care Foundation.

Improving multidisciplinary team meetings through use of innovative software

Multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings in cancer services are not operating as efficiently as they could be, a report by Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has found.


Mentors need help to tackle bullying students

Study author blames unrealistic expectations

Cliff Kilgore

Meeting the demands of the UK's 'retirement capital'

Health Education England visit put the focus on delayed discharge in a popular seaside location where a high volume of residents are retirees.

support for patient

Practice nurses ‘need better mental health training’

Practice nurses need better training in mental health, says mental health charity Mind.

specialist nurses and stroke link

Study finds link between access to specialist nurses and stroke survival

The number of specialist nurses available to treat patients immediately after a stroke is the most reliable predictor of patient survival, according to a new study.

Healthy hospital food shop opens doors to staff and patients

The first UK hospital shop to only sell healthy eating options has opened at the Western...

Pauline Cafferkey given Ebola all clear

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey has tested negative for the Ebola virus after being hospitalised for...

Suicide three times higher among community treated patients, study finds

Suicides among patients treated in crisis resolution and home treatment services are three...

Sepsis 'as urgent as a heart attack', says NICE guidelines...

New NICE guideline urges nurses and other healthcare staff to be vigilant of early symptoms

Psychological screening

Psychological screening

Nurses and parents should collaborate to prevent deterioration in children's health

Launch of national resource for recognising and responding to young people at risk of health...