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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...

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.

bereavement

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...

Planning for care

Our commitment to you for end of life care

Government's response to the Choice Review sheds new light on the commitments made to...

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