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Flu jab

Flu vaccine: NHS trusts remain silent on how they manage staff who refuse it

NHS Improvement advised redeployment to ensure patient safety in ‘higher-risk’ departments

NHS strategy targets diversity at senior manager level

Action plan says organisations should set targets for BME representation in leadership roles

Scottish parliament

Nursing and workforce spending to go up in Scotland

Scottish Government announces budget increase – but warns of challenges to come

Hospitals already at full capacity as winter sets in, RCN warns

Figures reveal hospital bed shortage even before severe winter temperatures set in, RCN says

Study aims to tell ‘real story of nursing’

Research will cover gender, working conditions and what attracts people to nursing

RCN plaque

RCN council elections: college announces winning candidates

Twelve positions around the UK were contested

Analysis

Maze

Access to older people's services is 'complicated and confusing', CQC...

Report suggests integration can improve services, but highlights navigation difficulties

Inspectors highlight lack of joined-up health and adult social care services

Focus on managing delayed discharges has ‘almost overwhelmed other priorities’, warns Care...

Depression

Collaborative working to treat depression in care home residents

New report offers examples of good practice for care home staff

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

CQC report highlights shortfalls in care provision for over 65s

Beyond Barriers takes a holistic look at interaction of NHS and social care services in...

Clinical update

Updated NICE guideline on diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure

People with chronic heart failure should be given a detailed care plan, updated NICE...

nurse and patient view laptop

Updated NICE guidance on dementia care

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

Pain

Pain assessment in older people

Updated guidelines emphasise the subjective nature of pain and offer ways to encourage...

New guidelines to diagnose and treat age-related macular degeneration

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has produced new guidelines on age-...

NICE guidance on intermediate care and reablement

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

Visual acuity should not restrict access to cataract surgery

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published guidance to improve care...

Policy briefing

NICE publishes new mental capacity guideline

After concerns about the Mental Capacity Act 2005, NICE issues a guideline on decision-...

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

CQC recommends new approaches to older people's care...

CQC recommends new approaches to health and social care for older people

A woman carer and therapy dog with an elderly female patient

Animals in healthcare

A new RCN protocol supports nurses in planning to bring dogs safely into care homes and...

Improving respiratory health in Wales

The Welsh Government's plan to improve accuracy and diagnosis speeds for chronic obstructive...

Social care green paper must address workforce crisis

With the social care system struggling to meet the needs of older people, a green paper to...

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Hear how a nurse-led acute response team dramatically reduced cardiac arrest

Series 3 Episode 6: Nurse practitioner Amor Palada talks about preventing cardiac arrest

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Reaching out to nursing students via the internet

Series 3 Episode 4: how the online Student Nurse Project is connecting students nationwide...

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Baroness Mary Watkins

Nursing Standard podcast: Could parliament's Brexit chaos be the catalyst for...

Episode 7 of the Nursing Standard podcast has an interview with nurse peer Baroness Mary...

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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...

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'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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Deborah Rowberry

Nursing Standard podcast: Foundation years for nursing students

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

Journal scan

Prostate cancer screening does not affect overall mortality

Mortality rates do not improve with early prostate cancer screening, systematic review finds

Novel treatments for neurodegenerative disorders

Developing treatments that stop underlying damage in neurodegenerative disorders

Whole-diet approach important to reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Diet advice issued for people at risk of cardiovascular disease

Pimavanserin provides short-term benefit in Alzheimer’s disease psychosis

A study suggests pimavanserin may be safer than traditional medications for Alzheimer’s

Retinal examinations may help assess and prevent cardiovascular events

A study suggests retinal examinations might help assess and prevent strokes and heart attacks

Diabetes drugs may increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Prescribers should think twice before using gliptins for some patients with type 2 diabetes

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