Matthew Mckew

LDP conference
Learning Disability Practice

New NHS standards for people with learning disabilities to be launched next year, conference hears

Emotional stories and discussions of best practice were heard alongside an announcement on standards at the Learning Disability Practice Conference 2017.

Dying comfortably in very old age
Nursing Standard

Study identifies factors linked to dying comfortably for the very old

Improved training for community palliative care should be a priority, in order to make life more comfortable for the growing number of older old people, researchers have said.

Nursing Standard

Severe harm warning issued over TPN use in babies

NHS Improvement confirms ten incidents of incorrect or hasty infusion of total parenteral nutrition resulting in severe harm to babies, but says there could be hundreds more cases

Nursing Standard

England and Northern Ireland 'vulnerable' to workforce problems after Brexit, report says

London, the south east and Northern Ireland could all face huge workforce issues after Brexit, a new report suggests.

Royal College of Psychiatry
Nursing Standard

Public need more awareness of serious mental health conditions

Serious mental health conditions are not fully understood by the public, the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) has said.

Nursing Standard

Preceptorship framework launched for nurses in London

A new preceptorship framework for nurses working in London has been launched by the Capital Nurse programme.

Laura Serrant
Nursing Standard

Chief nursing officer’s BME strategic advisory group to set up regional networks

Regional advisory networks for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) issues are to be established in England in a bid to increase understanding of local concerns.

Emma Williamson
Nursing Standard

Nursing student up for an award after 'exceptional commitment' on placement

Nominee says nursing is about more than just technical skills.

Mental health and migrants
Mental Health Practice

Mental health charity launches guide to support vulnerable migrants

A mental health guide for the provision of services to help vulnerable migrants has been launched by the charity Mind.

SACT Competency Passport
Cancer Nursing Practice

How a ‘passport’ can cut times on cancer nurse training and ease the transition between jobs

Cancer nursing could be moving towards a UK standard of practice, with nurse training being aligned to the same competency framework.

Nursing Standard

Smoking linked to skin disease

Tobacco smokers are twice as likely to develop a debilitating skin disease, research suggests.

Snowdon CPR
Nursing Standard

Nurses teach CPR on top of Snowdon

Event raises awareness of sudden cardiac death.

Nursing Standard

Exercise built into daily life could reduce heart disease

One in 12 deaths could be prevented by half an hour’s exercise on five days of the week, researchers have claimed.

Nursing Standard

Nurse numbers fall, as EU nationals head for the exit

Nurse and health visitor numbers in England fell by 1,071 in a 12-month period, latest data from NHS Digital revealed.

Nursing Standard

Wearing fitness trackers harmful for schoolchildren

Wearing health and fitness tracking devices can have a negative effect on children of secondary school age and make them feel extra pressure and stress, researchers say.

Nursing Standard

Computer finds colorectal cancer risk by checking patients’ records

A computer algorithm can identify patients at risk of colorectal cancer by checking their records, reducing the need for invasive tests to detect it.

nurse and patient complete form
Nursing Standard

Trial of quality-of-life metric for people recovering from cancer treatment

A way of measuring quality of life following cancer treatment to be trialled in a bid to improve care

Postcode lottery
Nursing Standard

Shortage of nurses contributing to postcode lottery in neonatal care, warns RCN

A shortage of specialist neonatal nurses is being linked by the RCN to the varying regional outcomes for babies found in a new audit.