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Nursing Older People

Older domestic abuse victims need targeted support

Domestic abuse charity SafeLives is calling for a focus on older victims of domestic abuse...

Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing
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Department of Health backs overhaul of the NMC’s fitness to practise process

Fundamental changes to the NMC’s legal framework could speed up fitness to practise cases.

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UK faces shortage of 36,000 nurses by 2030, study claims

Research projection shows shortfall of thousands of nurses in the UK.

Student placement
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Concern over capacity for apprentice and associate placements

The RCN says existing registered nurses will face increased pressure due to the volume of placements needed for new training programmes.

Caring for dying children
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Families of children with life-limiting conditions must be put at the heart of care, says NICE

New guidelines help healthcare staff to navigate end of life care planning for children and young people.

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Patients with diabetes fearful of discussing symptoms of hyperglycaemia, survey shows

Survey reveals only 1 in 3 diabetes patients discuss symptoms of high blood glucose levels with their nurse or doctor and 33% do not take their mealtime insulin as prescribed

Sing for lung health
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Sing Christmas carols for lung health, charity urges

A poll by the British Lung Foundation has revealed the top five carols to improve breathing in people with lung conditions.

Unite family nurse partnership demonstration
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Cuts to family nurse partnership programme could prove catastrophic, claims union

Cuts to the family nurse partnership (FNP) programme in Manchester could have ‘catastrophic...

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Nurse joins team tasked with improving NHS procurement

District nurse and paramedic add their expertise to nurse-led NHS clinical evaluation team, which is due to publish findings of its first review of essential products

Lonely Christmas
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Lonely older people most miss sitting with someone and laughs, survey shows

The Campaign to End Loneliness is calling for a UK-wide strategy for tackling loneliness and social isolation.

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NICE recommends new drug to help patients with severe asthma

Mepolizumab could assist people who have few treatment options available.

Learning Disability Practice

Mental Health Act detentions soared over past decade, figures show

NHS Digital data reveals a 47% increase in detentions under the Mental Health Act

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New online resource for nursing students on professional behaviour and the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s code

Online resource teaches nursing students about the professional standards expected of them

Bev Tabernacle
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Trust creates ‘one-stop shop’ to interview and recruit nurses on the same day

An NHS Trust offers nurses jobs immediately after successful interviews, in a bid to boost staff numbers.

Anne Marie Rafferty
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Nursing degree apprenticeships criticised by leading academic

New degree apprenticeships hark back to exploitation of students, says nurse professor.

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NMC opens new test centre for nurses trained overseas

A new test centre for non-EU and EEA trained nurses will be based at Oxford Brookes...

Discussing fertility with teenagers
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Teenagers with cancer need access to fertility preservation services, urges nurse expert

Valerie Peddie has emphasised the lack of fertility knowledge among young people with cancer

palliative care
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Children's hospices and palliative care charities struggling amid 'funding crisis'

A report from Together for Short Lives and Hospice UK reveals huge reductions in local...