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All senior ward sisters at Macclesfield District General Hospital in Cheshire have been fully supervisory for the past 15 months.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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Another round of negative reports on the care being provided in hospitals and care homes has made for salutary reading this week. The Patients Association and the Care Quality Commission sounded the alarm, with both organisations pointing out that nursing staff in many organisations are over-stretched. The result is that patients suffer.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080384/the-importance-of-remaining-watchful
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Between November 2011 and March 2012, six senior sisters at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham were made 'supervisory to shift' to test different ways of turning the concepts of the Care campaign into reality.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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We might be tempted to head for the hills to get away from it all, for a sense of freedom, to be a bit adventurous and to get fi t - or simply because they are there. Hill walking is a pastime that can be enjoyed alone or as part of a group. A friend in remission from leukaemia goes hill walking with a survivors' group, and this book is the group's bible.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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Wound care A workshop on wound care for healthcare assistants will be held in Manchester on January 24 and in London on January 31. These will be an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in wound care, infection control and removing skin closures. The course includes anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of skin and skin healing, wound dressings, documentation and professional responsibilities. tinyurl.com/cnwb3o4.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080381/drug-treatment-services-need-to-adapt-to-changing-needs-of-users
#6
Yasmin Batliwala
According to the DrugScope annual report, some drug users are now injecting the 'party drug' mephedrone up to 20 times a day.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080380/safety-first-on-medicines
#7
Dianne Bowskill
Aspects of medicines management are increasingly being taken on by healthcare assistants.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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#8
Chris Clark
I am sorry to hear of the death of Fran Biley, associate professor at Bournemouth University. He was a giant in the fi eld of qualitative research (see obituary, right).
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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Speech and language therapy may not seem a priority treatment for patients in a secure psychiatric hospital, nor one commonly undertaken by care assistants.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080377/a-matter-of-perspective-nurse-specialist-teaches-alcohol-awareness
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Staff, patients and visitors at an Essex hospital tried on so-called 'beer goggles' as part of a nurse-led initiative to raise awareness of safe alcohol limits.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080376/allocated-supervisory-time-for-ward-sisters-varies-dramatically
#11
Tamsin Snow
The amount of time ward sisters have to run wards varies dramatically across the UK, with some being given no dedicated hours to carry out managerial tasks, results of a Nursing Standard survey show.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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Crisis at Christmas is one of the largest volunteering events in the UK - more than 8,000 volunteers and 3,200 guests attended its centres last year.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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Clinical nurse specialist Catherine Mitton (pictured) is setting up a 'buddy system' for patients with a rare illness after attending a leadership course.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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This well-written, well-referenced text includes an access card to enable readers to tap into courses and materials to support their particular continuing professional development.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080372/voices-leadership-is-all-very-well-but-leaders-need-people-to-lead-says-jean-gray
#15
Jean Gray
As we await publication of the report on care failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which is due in the new year, it becomes increasingly clear that the most important issue facing the profession is safe staffi ng levels.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080371/news-update
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The RCN has raised concerns that many healthcare assistants are paid less than the ethical minimum. While the current UK-wide minimum wage is £6.19 per hour, the Living Wage Foundation - which campaigns for minimum wages that refl ect the cost of living - claims the minimum wage should be £8.30 per hour in London and £7.20 per hour in other parts of UK. Commenting during the recent Living Wage Week, RCN general secretary Peter Carter said: 'This affects college members, particularly healthcare assistants in the private sector, who are often paid less than the living wage...
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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Brenda McIlmurray
Nurses and healthcare assistants have always worked together as a team and I believe RCN council is no different.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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#18
Margaret Paul
Our roundup of what's on.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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Aerobic exercise can help to relieve the fatigue that is frequently associated with cancer and its treatment, according to a review of the evidence by Cochrane researchers.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080367/-game-show-approach-to-service-commissioning-was-a-total-sham
#20
Christine Tongue
I recently attended a clinical commissioning group (CCG) 'consultation' in Kent. It was held in a church building at the back of a remote industrial estate.
November 28, 2012: Nursing Standard
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