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CARING is the essence of NURSING. -Jean Watson

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Knowing is not enough, we must APPLY. Willing is not enough, we must DO. -Bruce Lee

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Treat the patient as a whole, not just the hole in the patient.

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Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill

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A problem is a chance for you to do your best. -Duke Ellington

Trust at centre of maternity review now also facing police investigation

The police are assessing whether there is “evidence to support a criminal case” against a trust in the Midlands, which at the centre of a review into baby deaths. The investigation will also cover staff at the trust or former members of staff there, as…

Over 40% of Covid-19 infections are asymptomatic, suggests study

As many as four in 10 people infected with coronavirus may display no symptoms, according to a study involving UK researchers that focused on the experiences of a town in Italy. The study looked at Covid-19 in the quarantined Italian town of VĂ² (pictured above),…

Covid-19 accelerates trust adoption of mobile technology for ICU nurses

Hospital nurses at a Surrey trust have adopted mobile technology during the coronavirus pandemic to take part in “remote” ward rounds and arrange “virtual” visiting for patients. Staff at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust are using robust smartphones that meet NHS hygiene guidelines to communicate…

WHO director reconfirms promise to create European chief nurse role

Plans remain in place to create a chief nursing and midwifery officer post for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Europe region, it has been confirmed by leaders of the global body. The WHO Europe regional director, Dr Hans Kluge, has reconfirmed a promise to create…

Pandemic giving nurses ‘freedom to care differently’ for leg and foot ulcers

The coronavirus pandemic has given specialist nurses the “freedom to provide care differently, improve processes and eliminate hurdles” for those with leg and foot ulcers, according to the head of a coalition working to improve lower leg health in the UK. Dr Leanne Atkin, chair…

Child Health Nursing Quiz Series - 13

Mental wellbeing webinars launched for London nurses amid Covid-19

Nurses in London are being offered access to a series of NHS-led wellbeing webinars, which aim to help health and care  staff discuss the impact of Covid-19 on their mental health. The online series, called Keeping Well for Health and Care Workers, is designed to…

Yvonne Coghill: ‘Racial inequality cannot be denied any more’

The events of the past six months mean race inequality in the NHS workplace and beyond can no longer be denied or ignored, according to the nurse leader tasked with driving change in this area. Yvonne Coghill, director of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard…

Morning sickness is ‘misleading and inaccurate’ term that needs rebranding

The common term “morning sickness” is misleading and should instead be described as nausea and sickness in pregnancy, according to UK researchers. Their analysis of symptom diaries kept by 256 pregnant women indicated that it was inaccurate to describe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy as…

Nurse home visits could boost childhood vaccination levels, survey suggests

Home visits by practice nurses could be a popular method of increasing uptake of routine childhood immunisation at a time when parents are reluctant to go to surgeries in person, a survey suggests. A survey of parental attitudes towards childhood vaccinations, carried out by pharmaceutical…

Respiratory nurses teach Covid patients to monitor at home in ‘virtual ward’

Nurses are teaching patients recovering from Covid-19 how to use pulse oximeters at home, so they have the opportunity of being discharged early. The move means patients can monitor and report their oxygen levels to the respiratory nursing team at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation…

Trust bids farewell to dedicated nurse who considered colleagues ‘second family’

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced the death of a “much loved and well known” nurse after a long battle with cancer. It said Raquel Policarpio, 51, who was a staff nurse on Ward 11 at Bradford Royal Infirmary, died in June and…

Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing Quiz Series - 12

Warning over risk to diabetes patients amid imminent lockdown easing

Not enough is being done to keep people with long-term conditions safe, according to a leading charity, which highlighted that people with diabetes make up 26% of UK coronavirus deaths. Guidance for clinically vulnerable people, and employers, remains unclear, warned Diabetes UK, which is calling…

Virtual placements helping student nurses who are Covid-19 ‘shielding’

Virgin Care has created what it believes is the UK's first online placement scheme for student nurses so they can complete their courses on time, in spite of coronavirus shielding challenges. Under the initiative, around 20 student nurses in Essex are attending what the provider…

Government urged to put mental health ‘at centre’ of Covid-19 recovery plans

The UK government has been urged to put mental health “at the very centre” of its coronavirus recovery plans, after results of a new survey revealed the stark impact the pandemic has had on people’s mental wellbeing. The call comes from national mental health charity…

Universities given more time to fill nursing course places  

Higher education providers have been handed a further three weeks to fill nursing and midwifery course places, as well as the option to increase numbers. The move to extend the date for course applications, announced by the government on Monday afternoon, comes just hours ahead…

South Coast care home provider extends its nursing associate programme

Care home provider Colten Care has announced that it has added six trainees to its nursing associate programme, which it says represents the “latest chapter in its investment in nursing”. Six of its existing healthcare assistants and senior carers are set to begin their first…

District nurse features in Rankin portrait to mark NHS anniversary

A district nurse from Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is to feature in a series of portraits taken by acclaimed photographer Rankin as a thank you to health service staff for their efforts during the Covid-19 crisis. Anne Roberts, who is based at Bentlee Health…

Student nurses to have paid placement contracts honoured, HEE confirms

Student nurses in England who signed up to paid clinical placements during the coronavirus pandemic will receive payments until the agreed end of their contract, new guidance has clarified. It has been confirmed in writing that student nurses who opted-in to the paid clinical placement…