Policy briefing

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Prevention is vital in reducing harm from falls

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents issues national accident prevention strategy...

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Improving care for patients who have catheters

RCN updates its guidance on using catheters and how to minimise associated risks

Guidance for nurses on verifying expected death

Hospice UK guidance supports nurses in verifying the expected death of an adult

Glove awareness week

Correct use of gloves and how to protect your skin

RCN Glove Awareness week stresses correct use of gloves and how nurses can protect their skin

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NHS Improvement guidance calls for consistent approach to pressure ulcer definition and...

Guidance calls for the 72-hour rule for pressure ulcers to be scrapped

Frailty

Frailty framework: focus on older people's assets not deficits

Skills framework aims to improve identification of frailty and support people to live well

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

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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...

National Early Warning Score update

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

Guidelines on home use of oxygen

The latest policies and what they mean for healthcare professionals.

Taking risks may help regain independence

The latest guidelines from NICE and what they mean for healthcare professionals.

Nursing care after death in Northern Ireland

Our update on new guidance for nurses in Northern Ireland on caring for deceased patients...

GP services and care homes

As the ageing population continues to grow, a greater emphasis on joined-up working between...

Ask dying adults about their spiritual beliefs, NICE says

Nurses should ask dying adults about their spiritual beliefs and cultural preferences, new...

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