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Minister tells hospitals flexible visiting would make them more dementia-friendly

Liberal Democrat care minister Norman Lamb has appealed to hospitals to allow the families of patients with dementia to visit outside visiting hours or to stay overnight

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Nurses' cleaning responsibilities must be communicated clearly, says RCN

Healthcare Environment Inspectorate report concludes confusion has caused drop in standards

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence consults on transparent catheter device

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is seeking views on a 3M Tegaderm CHG IV catheter device

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Barts Health NHS Trust rated inadequate by Care Quality Commission and placed in special measures

Barts Health NHS Trust has been placed in special measures after the Care Quality Commission found insufficient staffing to provide safe care, a culture of bullying and poor leadership

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Hundreds support call for NMC to drop Cafferkey investigation

More than 900 people sign petition in support of nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who recovered after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone

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Hospice staff face increasing workplace pressures, charities warn

Hospice UK and the Point of Care Foundation publish guidance on how managers can help staff build resilience

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Survey predicts prostate cancer nurse crisis

Urgent workforce planning needed as almost half of these specialist nurses will leave or retire in next decade, report says

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Nurses in Scotland will get 1% pay rise for 2015/2016

The Scottish Government has accepted recommendations by the NHS Pay Review Body for a 1% pay rise

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Leading cancer nurse appointed to NHS task force

Cancer group set up to improve diagnosis, treatment and survival rates to benefit from nursing expertise after outcry at profession being overlooked

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Daily digest March 12 2015

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Extra support for first-time teenage mothers

Edinburgh becomes the first city to extend family nurse partnership service to all mothers aged 19 and under

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Staff trial portable scanner that detects early tissue damage

The SEM Scanner is a hand-held device that can sense invisible inflammation – so might help nurses prevent pressure ulcers

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Daily digest March 10 2015

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New chief nurse appointed in Scotland

Scottish Government offers permanent position to interim chief nursing officer

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Daily digest March 9 2015

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Online learning module highlights steroid safety

Regulator launches guide for healthcare professionals on side effects and interactions of corticosteroids

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Nurses should spot vulnerable people at risk from the cold, says health watchdog

New guidance from NICE calls for greater support for vulnerable people living in cold homes

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Four unions vote in favour of accepting 1% pay rise in England

The Royal College of Midwives, Unison, RCN and GMB say they will accept the 1% pay rise for 2015/16

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