In her last editorial, Deborah was seething about the erosion of the nursing profession by various actions of the Government.
Two and a bit months down the line, is she still spitting tacks?
Cover Picture: A Siege of the Fifteenth Century. Thanks to Liam Quinn for kind permission to reproduce http://www.fromoldbooks.org
ACA Conference and Exhibition 2017
22nd and 23rd May 2017, Belfast Waterfront, Northern Ireland
Following a hugely successful conference in Edinburgh, we are delighted to announce that ACA Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on the 22nd and 23rd May 2017 at the Belfast Waterfront in Northern Ireland.
It’s that time of year – parents are sending their offspring to university, worrying how said child is going to cope with washing, ironing, cooking and hangovers. What rarely crosses their mind is the possibility of meningitis.
This article, first published on the HealthCare Arena site (https://healthcare-arena.co.uk/ipad-teddy-bear-menacwy-vaccination-university-essentials/) outlines what to look out for and why prevention is so important
In recent years, lymphoedema has come to prominence as a key issue for the NHS.Accelerate CIC, an established specialist lymphoedema provider in Tower Hamlets since 2008, launched a new model for providing Community Lymphoedema Services to patients across Hackney. This is their story.
The concept of skin failure, particluarly at the end-of life, has gained some traction in recent years. Here, Dr Jeffrey Levine MD suggests that it is a clinical syndrome and may be a contributory factor to unavoidable pressure ulceration.
This is an abridged version of an original article: Levine JM. Skin Failure: An Emerging Concept. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2016; 17: 666-669. Available at: http://www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(16)30054-8/pdf
This summary article is reproduced with kind permission of Dr Levine
Some see the use of external (non-NHS) providers as a BAD Thing for the NHS. However, in this article, Nic Parkes, Senior Communications Manager for Virgin Care, outlines how after winning the contract to provide community services in Surrey, worked with nurses and GPs to improve care delivery and communication.
In the last issue, we presented the 2019 Molnlycke Wound Academy Scholarship and Award Winners. Here is Kate Cooper's winning entry for the Innovations in Care (Radiotherapy) Award. While we would usually place the winning entries into the Out of the Ordinary section, as this was such a good case study, we wanted to include this in Practice. So we did.
Patient leaders are an asset to healthcare. In this blog, David Gilbert shares his toughts on being a patient leader.
For more of David's thoughts and insights, please go to: https://futurepatientblog.com/about/
Does your organisation care for its carers? Not all do, as evidenced here by Brian.
As regular readers will know, Frank Booth has been informing and entertaining us with his words based on years of expereince as a nurse and a rather poorly patient! However, despite his robust 'you're not going to get me' attitude to his various ailments, and his acceptance that his was a road that wasn't going to end with a miracle cure, his recent experience rather slapped him in the face.
Read about it here....
Another Olympic and Paraolympic Games has ended. We have watched sports we didn't even know existed, and briefly flirted with the idea that running for the bus was adequate training for the 2020 games...
Here, Joan shares his thoughts on healthcare and how we need to embrace the Olympic ideals
This article, reproduced with kind permission of HealthCare Arena, outlines a simple system comprising the PathAguard® Luca® Antimicrobial Leg Ulcer Cleaning Aid and the PathAguard® ABLiS® (Antimicrobial Basin Liner System), which can be used in VLU cleansing.
Given the shortage of nurses in the UK, you'd think that getting a new job would be easy. But often, recruitment processes can be lengthy and bewildering. Using a recruitment agency can offer help and support for both recrtuiter and job seeker.
In this article, Guy Watson explains what an agency can do for you.
In the last issue, we presented the 2016 Molnlycke Wound Academy Scholarship and Award Winners. Here, we take a look at Lauren Thorpe's Scholarship winning entry in more detail.
In the last issue, we presented the 2016 Molnlycke Wound Academy Scholarship and Award Winners. Here, we take a look at the winning entry in the Innovations in care: Pressure Ulcer Care Award. The UHCW NHS Trust Tissue Viability Team, Amy Verdon, Viola Sidambe and Rachel Reece are using a dolll, Sally Sore as an innovative way of teaching and demonstrating pressure ulcer prevention srategies.
October 19th is FabChangeDay (FCD) It is the brainchild of the team at the Academy of Fabulous NHS Staff, facilitating and supporting staff to brag about, implement or just 'do' big, things that will make a difference to their patients or ways of working.
What will you be doing?
The appointment of a National Guardian for the NHS and local Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) Guardians was recommended by Sir Robert Francis, following his review and subsequent report into the failings at Mid-Staffordshire.
Wayne Walker, Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) guardian and multi-skilled technician at Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust, describes his experience in the guardian role.
This blog was written for the NHS Employees site ,and PCNR would like to thank them for their kind permission to reproduce it here (http://www.nhsemployers.org/blog/2016/08/my-experience-as-a-freedom-to-speak-up-guardian)
PCNR is offering one lucky nurse a CPD course, free of charge.
In fact, you even receive a small payment for taking the course!
Featured in one of the early issues of Primary Care Nursing Review, we are delighted to report that Neo-slip, a device to help with the application of compression stockings, invented by nurse Neomi Bennett, has won Entrpreneur of the Year at the National Diversiy Awards in Liverpool last month.
Asthma UK attended the 2016 European Respiratory Society conference in September to hear about and influence Asthma research.
PCNR has been making friends on Facebook....
Here is the latest news from Northern Ireland
What are the QNI up to? Take a look here to find out!