Nick Evans

Emergency Nurse

Top tips for maintaining a safe emergency department during times of high demand

After a difficult winter, the Care Quality Commission has published some recommendations for emergency departments on maintaining safe, high-quality care despite additional pressures

Nursing Children and Young People

DadPad guide aims to help fathers adjust to caring for their baby in a neonatal unit

Fathers can feel left out and stressed when their newborn is in a neonatal unit, but a new guide is now available to help

Emergency Nurse

Poor dementia care taking its toll on emergency system

A new report published by Alzheimer’s Society suggests dementia care has got worse leading to a rise in emergency admissions

Nursing Management

Embedding patient experience in care service development

NHS Improvement publishes 'organisational diagnostic' framework to help senior nurses assess leadership, culture and operational processes

Multimorbidity
Nursing Older People

Why we need to act now to tackle the global phenomenon of multi-morbidity

As the number of people with multi-morbidity continues to rise, we must change our approach to give whole-person care rather than treating conditions in isolation

A nurse treating a young girl
Nursing Children and Young People

Setting the standard for care of children and young people with long-term conditions

Children can find health services hard to access, but a new set of standards aims to change that

Nurses working in an emergency department
Nursing Management

Lack of funding leaves NHS with ‘impossible’ task

The prime minister’s promise of a long-term funding settlement will not solve the crisis those working on the front line are experiencing now

Emergency Nurse

Emergency admissions – why targets to reduce them are not being met

Investment in social and intermediate care is essential to meet NHS England's goal of decreasing the number of emergency admissions by 2020, say health experts

Meningitis test on infants
Nursing Children and Young People

Bacterial meningitis: why symptoms are not as straightforward to detect in infants under three months

Leading research contends that over-reliance on classic fever symptoms by healthcare professionals may lead to missed diagnoses

Nursing Older People

Intermediate care benefits older people despite limited funding

English audit reveals 90% of patients either improve or maintain their independence after an episode of care

Cancer Nursing Practice

The 'unacceptable' pressures of staffing and funding shortages on cancer care

Cancer Nursing Practice has been talking to nurses to find out how cancer services are being hit by funding and staffing shortages.

Learning Disability Practice

More investment and focus needed to ease pressures on learning disability nursing workforce

In January, the House of Commons' health committee published its inquiry into the NHS workforce. Although a ten-year workforce strategy is being actioned, figures show 16.3% of learning disability posts in England are now unfilled. So how can workforce pressures be eased?

Nursing Children and Young People

Retention still a concern for children's nursing, despite rise in staff numbers

In January, the House of Commons health committee published its inquiry into the NHS workforce. Although the number of children's nurses has gone up, figures show 10.9% of posts in England are now unfilled. So how can workforce pressures be eased?

Nursing Management

The problems in nurse retention: understaffed, underachieving and underpaid

In January, the House of Commons health committee published its inquiry into the NHS workforce. Although the number of hospital nurses had gone up, figures show 11% of posts in England are now unfilled, which is having catastrophic effects for nurse leaders. So what are the answers for a greater retention strategy?

Nursing Older People

Time to shift focus on the social care workforce

In January, the House of Commons health committee published its inquiry into the NHS workforce. Although the number of hospital nurses had gone up, the number working in social care is falling behind, despite the need for them. So what are the answers needed for a greater workforce strategy?

Emergency Nurse

How increased use of drunk tanks could ease the burden on emergency services

In a recent study, a whopping 70% of emergency department attendances on Friday and Saturday night are alcohol related. NHS England, in response, is relooking at the use of drunk tanks as a permanent fixture

Nursing Children and Young People

Neonatal care needs to put more emphasis on multiple births

A twins and multiple births report reveals regional variations in care, but how much can be read into the differences?

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evaluating the progress of England's national cancer strategy

NHS England has reached the halfway mark since it published its five-year cancer strategy in 2015. Shining a light on recent events, how far has the NHS come and is the strategy still on track?

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