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Organ donation opt-out law is saving lives in Wales

06 July 2016

Emergency Nurse

News

More lives are being saved through organ donations thanks to groundbreaking legislation, says the Welsh Government.

Nurses crucial to success of Transforming Care programme

30 November 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Analysis

A NATIONAL plan to move people with learning disabilities from hospital settings into the community was announced last month as part of NHS England’s Transforming...

Calls for urgent action after care failings exposed on TV

27 March 2017

Learning Disability Practice

News

A TV documentary exposing failures in the care of people with learning disabilities at a mental health hospital has led to calls for the government to address the...

Safe and sustainable staffing

08 December 2017

Emergency Nurse

Policy briefing

Essential facts In September, the RCN published a survey of 30,000 UK nurses, of whom 55% said shifts did not have the planned level of nursing staff, while 53%...

Complaints about the NHS

12 October 2017

Emergency Nurse

Policy briefing

Essential facts NHS Digital has published statistics on written complaints about the NHS for 2016-17, which reveal that the number of complaints about nurses has...

Dying patients not placed on care pathway at top centre

01 February 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

News

An audit has revealed that a national framework for the care of dying patients and their relatives was not fully implemented at one of the UK’s leading cancer...

Revamped Cancer Drugs Fund urged to monitor outcomes

10 March 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Analysis

A REVAMPED Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) is due to be launched in April, but the public accounts committee (PAC) has warned that NHS England must set out the fund’s...

Vanguard sites move forward in improving cancer services

11 February 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Analysis

A YEAR ago NHS England called for applications from organisations across the country to become vanguard sites for a new programme of care models.

Radical pathway aims to boost men’s health

07 November 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

How the three-year TrueNTH global partnership initiative aspires to improve prostate cancer care by supported self-management

‘Soft’ chemotherapy may help older breast cancer patients

08 March 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

News

Targeted treatment with ‘soft’ chemotherapy may be effective in the care of older people with secondary breast cancer and could increase survival rates.