A new nursing associate role has been proposed. The concept, currently out for comment, aims to encourage more people into nursing and address the 'numbers' crisis.
Deborah shares her thoughts
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) has been used in the managment of open and chronic wounds since the 1970s. And it has been shown to be very effective. But does it have a role in the prevention of incisional wound breakdown?
In this article, first published on the Health Care Arena website (http://www.healthcare-arena.co.uk), and reproduced by kind permission, outlines work in this exciting area.
You've read about the lunch and the winners...
Here, we look at two winner's projects in a bit more depth
The rest will be featured in the next issue
It's here.. yes, social media is now a part of our lives and like it or hate it, it can be a force for change in practice.
In this article, first published on the Health Care Arena website (http://www.healthcare-arena.co.uk), and reproduced by kind permission , outlines work in this exciting area.
You may remember in the last issue of PCNR we carried an article about the dangers of polypharmacy, particularly in the elderly (https://pcnr.co.uk/articles/232/problematic-polypharmacy-the-drugs-don-t-work-they-just-make-you-worse).
In this article, Frank Booth shares his experience and cautions health professionals.
The New Year bought with it some excellent news for our PCNR Editor, Deborah Glover.
She's way too modest to write about it herself so it's up to me your publisher, to do the decent thing. Now all I have to do is spread this far and wide through social media before she deletes it...
For patients, the communications they receive are practically and symbolically important. An appointment letter may be the first time they come into contact with the health service. You'd think therefore that this simple thing would be done corrrectly, every time...
In his latest blog, David Gilbert finds that this isn't the case....
In Issue 4, Brian Booth discussed professional boundaries.
In this follow-up article, he challenges you again...
Are you a fan of Call the Midwife? Sue Smith looks back on childbirth approaches practice in the 60s. And no, it wasn't all Patchouli and free love (although that may be why Sue was delivering some of the babies she delivered...)
Remember back in Issue 6 when we featured the Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff? Well, there's more...
On 26th November, there was a gathering in Shoreditch (no vaccinations required apparently, although a team from 'oop north were heard to say "£45... for a haircut...???...ee that would never do with us..."). NHS staff (yes, those actually doing some work), voted for their favourite project posted on the Academy wall, and accordingly, the Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff gave an awards lunch.
And it was fabulous.
Our Editor, Deborah, was an accessory....
Something magical happened this Christmas. A wave of pride in the NHS swept the nation, taking the NHS Choir all the way to the prestigious Christmas number 1 slot. This was something few of us, even in our wildest dreams, thought woud be possible!
For once we made the news headlines for the right reasons, and the front pages of the newspapers where splashed with a simple message: Our love for our NHS!
Joan Pons-Laplana shares how it happened.
Is the NHS on the brink of collapse, going to hell in a handcart or ticking along nicely? It is doubtful that anyone working in the NHS would think the latter option, and most probably agree with the first.
In this article, the first of three commissioned by Healthcare Arena (https://healthcare-arena.co.uk/), Deborah Glover outlined the history of the NHS
On the 17th December 2015, the Minister for Health, outlined nursing education reform and a new route into nursing.
This is his statement.
The sun was shining in the East End of London last May. Docklands was somewhat stunned to have over 4000 people from over 70 countries decending upon them to talk about wounds...
“I would advise joining a local Leg Club”, wrote Dr Ellie Cannon for The Mail on Sunday on 17th January. “These are community-based initiatives proven to help patients treat, manage and live with leg ulcers through collective treatments and peer support”
Roland Renyi, Chair of trustees of the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation explains why this national recognition of the Lindsay Leg Club model is so exciting.
All the latest news from the Queen's Nursing Institute
Want to know what RCN NI is doing for you? Read all about it here.
All the latest from the NMC. Remember, revalidation is only three months away!
Need to know what's happening at a national level? look no further!
Our resident commentator, Joan Pons-Laplana is doing it all again - running that is. This time, it's for the Cavell Nurse's Trust.
Read about it here and how you can support Joan.
A selection of top healthcare stories from across the press.