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Service users are everyday people, not victims

27 August 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Analysis

THIS SUMMER, the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD) launched a campaign to change the way people with learning disabilities are represented in...

Supporting learning disability nurses ‘ought to be the paramount target’

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Analysis

Health Education England’s (HEE) response to Lord Willis’s Shape of Caring (Raising the bar) review is billed as a once-ina-generation opportunity to deliver real...

Crime figures prompt college to publish guidance on when nurses should alert police to knife injuries

01 March 2009

Emergency Nurse

News

Nurse-led clinics could be targeted by the victims of knife crime because nurses are considered less likely than doctors to report injuries to the police, the RCN...

Advanced nurse practitioners may have general surgery role

11 May 2016

Emergency Nurse

Analysis

A REPORT by think tank the Nuffield Trust has called for advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) roles to be further developed to help plug the staffing gaps in emergency...

Review supports those who raise concerns about poor care

11 March 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Analysis

EVEN AFTER his extensive inquiries into poor care in the NHS, Sir Robert Francis’s subsequent review of whistleblowing (Francis 2015) revealed that most staff are...

Specialist staff will develop new roles to support colleagues in GP practices

11 March 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Analysis

THERE IS consensus that care needs to move closer to home, but the conundrum still exists: how to connect GP and community services to increase the scope of help...

Increasing awareness of survivors’ needs

13 December 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

General

More people in the UK are surviving cancer, but the long-term effects of treatment and the support that survivors need to have a good quality of life are...

Rewarding innovation and best practice in breast cancer care

11 March 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

The Breast Cancer Care Nursing Network Awards recognise best practice in specialist breast care nursing. They acknowledge individuals and teams who have demonstrated...

Improving multidisciplinary team meetings through use of innovative software

08 March 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Multidisciplinary team meetings in cancer services are not operating as effectively as they could be, a report by Cancer Research UK has found.

Mandatory training needed for end of life discussions

10 June 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Analysis

A LARGE STUDY highlighting significant variation in end of life care across hospitals in England is a reminder of the critical importance of good communication...