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Rates of suicide ‘worrying’ among patients with autism
Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached “worryingly” high levels, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sepsis care in A & E improving but faster treatment needed
Sepsis care is improving in NHS accident and emergency departments but treatment needs to be faster, according to a new audit. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing regulator's head of fitness to practise to step down
The nursing regulator ’s head of fitness to practice procedures is to step down from her role after 13 years, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A & Es 'struggling' to meet key time targets for asthma care
Pressure on accident and emergency departments means they are finding it “challenging” to meet standards for timely treatment for asthma patients, warn the authors of an audit. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

‘Invaluable’ guideline update launched on gout management
Urate-lowering drugs should be offered to all gout patients early in the course of their disease rather than waiting for them to develop disabling symptoms, according to updated clinical guidance. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Health visitors and school nurses dual trained to plug service gaps
Health visitors and school nurses in Norfolk are to be put through additional training in one another ’s field of practice to help plug gaps in the area’s services for young people. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC to split consultation on major nurse education overhaul
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has agreed to launch a consultation on new standards for nurse education, based on draft plans published last week. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Two Manchester nurses describe their response to the bombing
A hospital nurse and a senior nurse involved in commissioning, both with their own children, explain their experiences of the terrorist incident that shook Manchester on Monday night. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Men with type 1 diabetes ‘more likely to suffer bone fractures’
Men with type 1 diabetes are more likely to suffer bone fractures because of lower bone density, poorer bone quality and a lower rate of bone growth, according to a Norwegian study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements plus sleep ‘could help pain management’
Vitamin D supplementation combined with good sleeping habits may help manage pain-related diseases, such as arthritis, suggest Brazilian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New test finds third of hypertension patients not taking meds
One in three patients high blood pressure are failing to take medication as prescribed by their healthcare professionals, according to a new study by UK researchers who used an innovative new test. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exchange programme gives US student nurses insight into NHS
US nursing students on an exchange visit to Scotland have highlighted the work of NHS community nurses, a workforce they say is lacking at home to the detriment of patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing support dwindling for young patients with autism
Lack of training and cuts in the number of learning disability nurses mean health services are struggling to provide vital support to children with autism and their families, say nurse campaigners. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trusts could save £3.7m a year by adopting nurse quality scheme
NHS trusts could save at least £3.74m a year if they introduced improvements in line with a US-founded scheme that recognises nursing excellence, new analysis has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses urged to be aware of stroke signs in children
Nurses have been urged to familiarise themselves with the signs of stroke in children, after experts found lack of awareness among health professionals was causing potentially harmful delays in diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Sexist ’ nurse job ads were used by mistake, says trust
A design agency and hospital trust have apologised after two nursing recruitment adverts were used in error that went on to attract heavy criticism on social media for being sexist. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses embracing social media to spread best practice
Critical care nurses in Kent say they are successfully using social media to share best practice and ideas, including when it comes to raising awareness of potentially deadly sepsis. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Call to boost midwife training in vital foetal monitoring
Midwives and medical staff must receive better training in how to interpret measures of baby heart rates and contractions to reduce the risk of stillbirth or injury, experts have warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cartilage supplement ‘as good as NSAIDs’ for knee pain
High grade chondroitin sulfate is as good as widely-used anti-inflammatory drugs for treating painful knee arthritis, according to researchers who suggest it could be a safer long-term treatment. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Urgent care nurse to become mayor of London borough
Queen ’s nurse Yemisi Osho will become the new mayor of the London Borough of Waltham Forest at a ceremony later this week. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Fibre-rich diet may help ward off knee osteoarthritis
Eating foods packed with fibre such fruit, veg and cereal may help ward off painful osteoarthritis in the knees, suggests a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Petition calling for ‘Three Girls nurse' to be recognised
More than 280,000 people have signed a petition calling for the sexual health worker who played a key role in uncovering the exploitation of girls in Rochdale to be recognised for her work. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Manchester NHS 'recently tested terror attack response'
Previously prepared plans praised (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

First credentialing scheme for advanced nurses rolls out
A credentialing programme for nurses working at an advanced level of practice is being rolled out across the country by the Royal College of Nursing, following a successful pilot scheme. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Greens pledge action on NHS privatisation, STPs and pollution
The Green Party has pledged to scrap Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) among key policies on the NHS and wider public services set out in its election manifesto. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse finds herself at centre of election smear campaign
A nurse who questioned Scotland ’s first minister during a TV election debate over poor pay and the use of foodbanks has seemingly found herself at the centre of a smear campaign. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Surrey nursing home to close after ‘inadequate’ CQC rating
A nursing home in Surrey is to close after the Care Quality Commission moved to cancel its registration and published the latest critical report on the facility. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Healthcare student first named victim of Manchester attack
Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old health and social care student, is the first victim of the Manchester bombing to be named. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Warning over defibrillators with faulty battery connection
Nurses and other healthcare workers have been warned by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency about a technical fault involving some public access defibrillators. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

May backtracks on care funding policy with promise of cap
The prime minister has promised a future Conservative government would introduce a cap on care costs, after her manifesto proposals for the funding of social care sparked a collapse in her party ’s poll lead over the weekend. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trust paying NMC fees for overseas nurses to fill vacancies
An NHS trust in East Anglia has brought in a new recruitment initiative that covers the cost of overseas nurses ’ examinations, but has abandoned plans to increase its “golden hello” payments for UK nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A & E overcrowding is risk to prompt treatment for sepsis
Overcrowded accident and emergency departments, symptomatic of the NHS, especially in winter, can lead to vital delays in patients receiving treatment for sepsis, warn US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study confirms ‘faster is better’ when it comes to sepsis care
More rapid hospital treatment of sepsis improves patient outcomes and gives support to mandatory protocols, suggests US research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Award-winning student nurse to have tram named after her
A nursing student has been named Nurse of the Year 2017 by a trust in the East Midlands, despite having not qualified yet, and is to have one of the city ’s trams named after her. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Baby boxes and education cut bed-sharing in early infancy
The introduction of baby boxes and sleep education reduces risky bed-sharing between parents and babies in the first week of infancy, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Draft nurse education and assessment standards unveiled
Revamped draft education standards for nurse training have been published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, ahead of a consultation expected to be launched later this month. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse prescribing standards set to be aligned with pharmacists
Nurse prescribers will in the future be trained under the same standards as pharmacists, according to draft Nursing and Midwifery Council proposals. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC plans to remove medicines management standards
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is planning to withdraw its standards for medicines management, according to draft proposals drawn up as part of its major review of nurse education. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NMC to assess whether controversial English test is too hard
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to carry out a “stocktake” of the test it uses to assess the English language skills of overseas nurses and midwives, following discussions with the Department of Health. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse becomes new mayor of East Anglian county town
An experienced recovery nurse has been elected as the new mayor of Ipswich in Suffolk. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Opioid use before knee surgery ‘results in worse pain’
The use of opioid painkillers in the period prior to knee replacement surgery results in worse pain outcomes for patients, according to a new study by US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Parents with bipolar disorder ‘benefit from self-help tool’
Providing online self-management support to parents with bipolar disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behaviour, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pressure on palliative care to spiral over next 25 years
Future predictions show 42% more people than at present will need palliative care in England and Wales by 2040, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tory manifesto pledges to ensure NHS ‘gets nurses it needs’
The Conservative Party has pledged to ensure the NHS and social care services have the nurses, midwives and other healthcare staff they need, and to prioritise negotiations so European Union staff can “carry on making their vital contribution to our health and care system” following Brexit. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Police investigating 15 baby deaths at Cheshire hospital
Detectives are investigating a series of baby deaths at a hospital in the North West, after questions remained unanswered about the cause of mortality following an independent review. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Conservatives unveil plan to reform social care funding
The Conservatives have revealed their plan for reforming funding of long-term social care, by adjusting means testing and scrapping a proposed cap on all individuals ’ lifetime costs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Macmillan nurse to support Leeds patients in self-care project
A new project has begun in Yorkshire that will offer 200 patients an opportunity to access support through a cancer care review nurse following funding from the charity Macmillan. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

University drops word ‘nursing’ from name of its nursing school
The University of Salford has announced that it is changing the name of its nursing school, which will see the word “nursing” dropped from the title. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Safety concerns over ‘barbaric’ shift patterns and lack of breaks
Nursing staff are frequently unable to take their breaks, are having to stay behind at the end of work and are being given “barbaric” rotas with back-to-back day and night shifts, which is putting both them and their patients at risk, it has been warned.  (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Lib Dem manifesto confirms tax plan to fund health service
The Liberal Democrats unveiled their election manifesto today, which includes pledges to reverse cuts to public health funding and incentives for community clinicians to work in deprived areas. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news