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‘Blame culture must change to learning culture’ to prevent repeat of Gosport scandal

Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt says it is too hard for staff to raise concerns

Gosport evidence: ‘It appeared to me euthanasia was practised by the nursing staff’

Auxiliary at Gosport War Memorial Hospital told police about events on the 'dead loss ward'

Penny Wilson

Gosport scandal: ‘my mum had to leave her job after speaking up about opioids’

Sylvia Giffin was among the Gosport War Memorial Hospital nurses who tried to act on concerns

Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Gosport hospital deaths review found nurses’ warnings on opioids went unheeded

Review into hundreds of untimely deaths said night duty nurses were stifled when they spoke...

Expert panel to advise government on cannabis for medical use

Home secretary says government plans to reschedule banned drug if review identifies ‘...

FtP is about patient safety, not private behaviour, RCN tells regulator

Some outcomes suggest ‘moral policing’, with nurses being held to a different standard,...

Analysis

Nurse training targeted to reduce suicide rate

Initiative aims to cut suicides by 10%; funding focused on eight hotspots

Paramedic

How new laws on paramedics prescribing drugs could help emergency nurses

Health chiefs says the changes could have a beneficial impact when treating time-critical...

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...

999 Club

'999 Club' aims to reduce children's fears of emergency departments

A recently-launched initiative gives children a flavour of what goes on in emergency...

Exclusive: The threats to safety faced by nurses who work alone

Nurses who work alone are subject to a multitude of dangers

Road block looms over bid to link pay to productivity

This latest article in our series on the 2018 pay negotiations looks at what is shaping up...

Clinical update

Lyme disease

Identifying and treating Lyme disease: new NICE guidelines

Caused by bites from infected ticks, Lyme disease requires prompt treatment to avoid...

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Pain management in children

Summary and nursing implications of the latest updates to clinical practice.

Dignity in healthcare for people with learning disabilities

The RCN’s latest edition of its guidance Dignity in Health Care for People with Learning...

NICE guidance on intermediate care and reablement

NICE has issued new guidelines on intermediate care, including reablement, and how to...

Recognise and respond to child abuse and neglect

Read our summary of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance to help...

Delirium

Read our clinical update on an RCN campaign to help nurses spot the signs of delirium.

Policy briefing

Six areas for improving treatment of trauma patients identified

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence identifies the priority areas for...

Emergency and acute medical care in over 16s guidance

New guidelines from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence cover organising and...

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RCN guidance on reasonable adjustments for staff affected by disability

The RCN has updated its peer support service guide for staff affected by an impairment or...

Updated National Early Warning Score

In December 2017, the Royal College of Physicians updated the National Early Warning Score...

Acid attacks

Read our policy briefing on new guidance for helping in the immediate aftermath when people...

Journal scan

Patients without primary care providers more likely to have CT scan in emergency...

American-based research finds more people who have CT scans in the emergency department didn...

Research compares use of intravenous paracetamol with oral paracetamol for pain...

An Australian study looks at whether intravenous or oral paracetamol is more effective at...

Patient using spacer

Using an antistatic spacer with an inhaler improved asthma control, a study found

A study has found that using an antistatic spacer with an inhaler gave patients better...

Alcohol

Alcohol screening: rise in referrals to clinical nurse specialist teams

A recent study looking into emergency departments’ (EDs) current practices regarding alcohol...

SSTI

Management failure in treating skin and soft tissue infections

Risk factors, such as a fever, are associated with failures in the management of skin and...

Sepsis

Lactate levels in patients with suspected sepsis

Emergency department (ED) sepsis screening algorithms should incorporate a serum lactate cut...

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Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' leading academic tells the Nursing...

A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells...

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Nursing Standard podcast: Foundation years for nursing students

Universities may need to use foundation years to ensure students can meet new registration...

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