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Diabetes Professional Care 2016, the leading free-to-attend two-day, CPD accredited conference and exhibition returns on 16 & 17 November, at London Olympia.
The show offers healthcare professionals and practitioners the opportunity to update their knowledge of key suppliers, cutting edge technologies and solutions for the future of effective diabetes management, care and prevention.
PCNR is offering one lucky nurse a CPD course, free of charge.
In fact, you even receive a small payment for taking the course!
One of the side effects of breast cancer surgery is limb lymphoedema. However, patients who have undergone breast-sparing surgery but with some lymph-node removal can develop breast oedema, which is less well-known.
This article is a précis of an original article. PCNR would like to thank the publishers for their kind permission to produce this article.
The NHS is facing increasing demands to provide excellent care with fewer resources. This article outlines the authors worked together with a colleague to develop a set of product criteria that they consider wound dressings should meet in order to include on their WMFs.
The work that the authors have undertaken dovetails with the work currently being undertaken on the development of a suggested national wound formulary. Indeed, it has been seen by a member of the working group who is taking it to them for consideration for use in their processes.
According to Diabetes UK, approximately 345,000 people in the UK are living with Type 1 diabetes. This article explore a new diabetes management system, the Cellnovo system, which has the unique ability to monitor and upload information on patient activity, intake, blood glucose and blood glucose variability, and relay this information to the patient or clinician in real time.
In Issue 5 (https://pcnr.co.uk/articles/166/the-whistleblowers-tale), we highlighted the story of Elieen Chubb, one of the so-called Bupa 7 nurses who blew the whistle on poor care.
Since then, Eileen has been tirelessly compaigning for Edna's Law to be introduced. Here, she relates the campaign's progress.
Are the continence services you provide based on guidelines, guidance or best practice? Frank Booth explores semantics and how these affect practice
After returning from a holiday to his home country, Spain, where he sucessfully made the entire country aware of the great things he is achieving in the NHS, Joan shares his thoughts on the future of the NHS post-Brexit.
Brian's back! And of course, he has something to say. Here he considers what the closure of the DH Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Unit would mean for nursing, and urges you to sign the petition:
Many of shy away from public exercise - after all, gym's are full of tall and toned people in tight lycra who still look impossibly glamorous even while 'glowing' gently. What could possibly be the problem?
So what is different about taking your exercise regimen to the park? Well, lots apparently. Here, George Winter explains.
Mid-May, the King's Road. A restaurant that used to be a garage. A bevvy of short-listed candidates and a posse of guests all on tenterhooks. Who would win?
Yes, it was the Mölnylcke Health Care Wound Academy Scholarship and Awards luncheon. This article, adapted from the Molnlycke Health Care Wound Academy Bulletin (June 2016), outlines the winning entries.
As ever, PCNR will feature the winning entries in more depth in forthcoming issues.
Changing Faces is looking for a new Chief Executive. After founding the charity in 1992, and being at the helm for the last 24 years, James Partridge is standing down. Here, we carry James's article (written for Viewpoint, the charity's newsletter - https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/viewpoint-moving-aside-founders) which reflects his thoughts on setting up CF and why he is leaving.
'Compassion in Practice' concluded this year. So what is next? Oh look, another document, Leading Change, Adding Value, which according to Jane Cummings
"...is a framework every nursing, midwifery and care professional, in all settings, can use to ensure that we achieve the best quality of experience for our patients and people, the best health and well-being outcomes for our populations, and use finite resources wisely to get best value for every pound spent".
Here is the executive summary
Rather like pain, leadership is what the individual says it is. We all want different things from a leader, which makes their job that much more difficult. And are the leadership skills required in the private sector the same as those required in the NHS? Are NHS staff particularly clinical staff, inherently good leaders? Do they have to be taught leadership?
Dr Umesh Prabhu, Dr Umesh Prabhu, FRCPBH, Medical Director at the Wrightington Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust (WWLFT) shares his thoughts.
The latest news from the Queen's Nursing Institute
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