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Dementia and the prescription of antipsychotics in hospital

Key points for nurses from a dementia audit by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

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COVID-19: guidance on when to admit patients to critical care

NICE advises on assessing for frailty and including patients and carers in decision-making

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Infection control and the coronavirus

COVID-19: infection prevention and control advice for all healthcare settings

The government has issued advice for all healthcare workers

Picture shows a boy, seated, looking intently at a mobile phone. New guidance aims to improve recognition and management of depression in children aged five to 18 and promote effective treatments.

Depression in children and young people: recognition and management

New guidance aims to improve how depression in children and young people is assessed and which treatments are effective

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Mental health and menopause: how to identify symptoms and offer support

RCN guidance on the psychological symptoms of the menopause

If picked up and treated early a sepsis diagnosis outcome can be positive

Sepsis Six update: the important changes every nurse needs to know about

UK Sepsis Trust reviews first step in its screening and management tool

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Quality standard for eating disorders highlights need for closer liaison between teams

Eating disorders guidance from NICE calls for better coordination and earlier access to care

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Updated NICE guidance on dementia care

First update in a decade says staff working with people who have dementia need extra training

Consider the risks associated with ADHD

New National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines suggest that early signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder remain largely undetected, especially in women.

Recognise and respond to child abuse and neglect

Read our summary of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance to help nurses recognise and respond to abuse and neglect of children.

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Parkinson’s disease

Updated guidance from NICE on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease includes treatment, important areas of nursing such as palliative care and managing impulse control disorders that can develop due to dopamine therapy.

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Multiple morbidities assessment

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its new guidelines on the care of people with multiple morbidities.

Learning disability and mental health

Read our guide to a new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality...

Mental well-being and independence for older people

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a quality standard...

Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people

Your essential guide to harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people and how to...

Anxiety

Anxiety is the feeling of fear that occurs when faced with threatening or stressful...
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