Matthew Mckew

Shona Robison
Nursing Standard

'Staff planning in Scotland's NHS needs urgent improvement'

Care quality is being jeopardised by low staffing levels, say public sector auditors.

Nursing Standard

Statin use linked to greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Statin use could be associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, though this should be weighed against their effect in lowering risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers say.

woman eats with help of nursing staff
Nursing Standard

Dementia care framework aims to make hospital stays better

Nurse leader researches and designs framework for improving care of inpatients with dementia.

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Sugary drink levy boosts healthier choices

A levy on sugary drinks combined with other measures could persuade people to choose healthier alternatives, according to a study of a UK restaurant chain.

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Anxiety and depression linked to more frequent migraines

Anxiety and depression can contribute to people experiencing more frequent migraines, a study in Taiwan suggests.

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Nurse accepts award for helping families after Manchester Arena bombing

A bereavement nurse specialist who helped families in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing has accepted a national award on behalf of emergency and medical services colleagues.

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NICE approves novel gene therapy for 'bubble baby syndrome'

NICE issues draft guidance on therapy for children with very rare condition ADA-SCID.

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Emergency departments urged to use checklist to help ensure safe winter care

Nurses in emergency departments in England are being encouraged to use a new checklist to ensure patients receive safe care quickly over the busy winter period.

Two men with Nightingale letter
Nursing Standard

Florence Nightingale letter found during office tidy-up

A letter by Florence Nightingale expressing her vision for community nursing has been found during a clear-out at a London hospital.

Jim Ridley
Learning Disability Practice

Watch: ‘The needs of people with learning disabilities are evolving’

Senior lecturer Jim Ridley reflects on the importance of supporting people with learning disabilities through different periods of life transition

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NMC overhauls English requirements for overseas nurses

In a move it describes as ‘common sense’, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced an overhaul of English language requirements for overseas nurses.

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Multivitamins use during pregnancy could reduce autism risk

Researchers have cautiously suggested a possible link between taking multivitamins during pregnancy and a lower risk of autism in children.

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Identify learning disability before school age, conference told

Children who have learning disabilities should be identified before they reach school age to ensure they receive proper support, the chief officer of a pioneering organisation overseeing health and social care in Manchester tells a conference

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Services should recognise people with learning disabilities are living longer

People with learning disabilities are living longer and services need to reflect this, delegates heard at the Learning Disability Practice Conference 2017 in Manchester.

Kevin Elliott
Nursing Standard

People with learning disabilities are missing out on health checks

Half of people with learning disabilities who have a GP in England do not attend an annual health check – and many more have no doctor at all.

Dene Donalds
Nursing Standard

'Mindfulness training could help reduce burn out'

'Mindfulness may reduce staff sickness and even the use of physical restraint'.

Neil Allen
Nursing Standard

'Avoid assumptions about capacity in people with learning disabilities'

The temptation to ensure people with learning disabilities make the ‘right’ decision undermines their autonomy, conference told.

Crispin Hebron
Learning Disability Practice

Enhanced SCRs could boost care experience, says leading nurse

Having additional information added to summary care records (SCR) could greatly improve the care experience of those with learning disabilities, according to a leading nurse.