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Microbiology Quiz Series - 16

Where nurses are already leading on the green agenda

Many nurses up and down the country are making positive changes in the name of sustainability. Nursing Times has spoken to nurses implementing a range of initiatives to drive forward the green agenda.   How the idea of being ‘green’ boosted glove reduction The green…

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Analysis: Tackling the issue of sustainability in healthcare settings

Making health and care settings more environmentally friendly brings with a unique set of challenges. But nurses have been making a difference and championing ways to improve sustainability, increasingly with the support of national policy. The emergence of Covid-19 has inevitably had an impact, however.…

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Anatomy and Physiology Quiz Series - 16




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Mental Health Nursing Quiz Series  DT Vaccine

Fundamental Health Nursing Quiz Series   Mental Health Quiz

Nutrition and Biochemistry Quiz Series

Psychology Quiz Series     Anaemia Quiz          Components of blood Quiz

Microbiology Quiz Series   Vitamin Quiz

Pharmacology Quiz Series    DPT Vaccine

Nursing Education Quiz Series

Nursing Research & Statistics Quiz Series

Nursing Management Quiz Series  Acid-base imbalance Quiz

Nurses ‘need a voice’ in primary care redesign in wake of Covid-19

Any redesign of general practice services to meet the challenges of Covid-19 must be done with “nursing at its heart”, according to a primary care nurse leader, who is concerned that these conversations are being “medically dominated”. Julie Bolus, non-executive director and nurse lead at…

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Nursing Management Quiz Series - 18

Nurse hopes to encourage reading and raise funds for children’s services

A mental health nurse in the North East has started a fundraising campaign so patients in children and young people’s services have access to books and activities. Sinead McGowan, a psychiatric liaison nurse at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, is raising money…

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Rise in childhood obesity ‘could lead to more MS cases’

Increasing levels of childhood obesity could potentially see more cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) as a knock-on effect, warn UK researchers. Childhood and adolescent obesity would contribute up to 14% of the overall risk of MS by 2035, according to observational research led by Queen…

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New RCN ‘Fair Pay for Nursing’ campaign seeks 12.5% rise

The Royal College of Nursing has today warned the government that it is “time to pay nursing staff fairly” as it seeks to secure a 12.5% wage increase for its members. The college has launched its Fair Pay for Nursing campaign, which is calling for…

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Nursing Research Quiz Series - 21

‘Possible’ to adapt ventilators for two Covid-19 patients at once

Intensive care ventilators could potentially be adapted to support two Covid-19 patients at once as a “last resort”, should a spike in demand leave capacity struggling, according to UK researchers. They highlighted that when the first peak of the coronavirus pandemic approached, governments around the…

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Disqualified RCN election candidate considers legal challenge

One of the candidates controversially disqualified from the race to become the next Royal College of Nursing president has told Nursing Times he is considering legal action. Stuart McKenzie (pictured above) said he believed the reasons he was given by the college for his exclusion…

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UK nursing informatics expert recognised by prestigious academy

A UK nursing academic has said he hopes nurses increasingly recognise the importance of informatics to improving care, having received a major international honour for his work. Professor Nick Hardiker has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) for his…

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Warning of possible surge in asthma attacks as schools reopen

School nurses and practice nurses could see asthma exacerbations surge massively when children return to school, a leading respiratory charity has warned. Asthma UK said attacks in children could “spike to unprecedented levels” when schools re-open, because of ongoing disruption to basic asthma care caused…

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HEE announces extra funding to expand clinical placements

An additional 7,000 clinical placements for nursing and midwifery students will be available during the next academic year due to a new cash injection, according to Health Education England. The government arms’-length body said on Wednesday that £8.2m would go towards providing an additional 7,000…

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Nurses keep pressure on with workplace pay demonstrations

Thousands of nurses and NHS colleagues across the country were due to be engaging in another round of demonstrations today as part of a grassroots pay campaign. The protests were expected to take place outside hospitals and other workplaces with one group set to march…

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RCN election row escalates as name of second disqualified candidate revealed

Frustrated members are seeking to “force change” at the Royal College of Nursing via emergency measures, in the wake of the union’s botched presidential election. Meanwhile, Nursing Times can reveal that current RCN president, Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, is the other presidential candidate who was…

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‘Role model’ nurse shares ADHD story to inspire others

Having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should not be seen as a barrier to pursuing a career in nursing, a newly qualified mental health nurse who was diagnosed with the condition during her studies has urged. Shezz Jordan, who studied at the University of Chester,…

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Trusts offered extra funding for learning disability nurse apprentices

An extra cash bonus will be offered to employers in England for every learning disability nurse apprentice they take on, as part of efforts to bolster the fragile workforce, it has been revealed. Earlier this month the government pledged £172m to increase the number of…

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Warning of Covid-19 burnout risk among female health staff

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a “significant toll” on women working in health and social care in the UK, a new survey has revealed. It found that 72% of respondents believed their job was having a greater negative impact than usual on their mental wellbeing…

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Crisis deepens at RCN as council vice chair steps down

The Royal College of Nursing is in “uncharted waters” after a second high-profile resignation from its ruling council. The college has revealed that its vice chair of council, Richard Jones, has decided to step down “for health reasons”. “RCN Council is united in the aim…

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‘No safe caffeine level’ while pregnant or trying for a baby

Women who are pregnant or trying to conceive should be advised to avoid caffeine, according to researchers from Iceland, who have carried out a review of the available evidence. They warned that the evidence suggested that maternal caffeine consumption was associated with negative pregnancy outcomes…

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Mental Health Nursing Quiz Series - 18

‘First’ resource developed to meet student nurse prescribing standard

Universities in North West England have developed what is believed to be the first online resource of its kind to help prepare student nurses for prescribing medications at an earlier point in their careers. It follows the introduction of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new…

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Majority of care homes nurses felt mistreated during Covid-19 peak

Four-fifths of care home nurses would assess their experience of working during the coronavirus pandemic as "very negative", according to a new snapshot survey. During May and June 2020, the Queen's Nursing Institute polled members of its UK Care Home Nurses Network to find out…

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RCN council chair resigns amid presidential election debacle

The chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s ruling council Dee Sissons has resigned, it has been announced. It follows unconfirmed reports that a vote of no confidence in Ms Sissons was due to be held in the near future over alleged mishandling of the…

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Pharmacology Quiz Series - 18



Pharmacology Quiz Series - 19

‘Unique’ lockdown opportunity for nurses to test homeless people

Nurses on Merseyside have been involved in testing homeless people for infectious disease due to the “unique” opportunity afforded by the coronavirus pandemic. The HIV and hepatitis C testing initiative, which was rapidly introduced during lockdown, means that 67 homeless people in Liverpool are now…

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Multi-disciplinary care ‘vital’ for pregnant women with Covid-19

All pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid-19 must have multi-disciplinary maternity care from the start, according to two royal colleges in response to the findings of a new report. They highlighted that clarity was key when providing specific advice to women with Covid-19 during…

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Single dose radiotherapy ‘effective alternative’ for early breast cancer

Single dose radiotherapy during surgery is as good as conventional radiotherapy for most women with early breast cancer, according to a study led by UK researchers. They found that, for most women, a single dose of targeted radiotherapy during surgery was just as effective as…

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Medical-surgical Nursing Quiz Series - 21

Finalists revealed for the 2020 Nursing Times Awards

The nurses, teams and organisations that have made the final shortlist for the 2020 Nursing Times Awards have been announced. During a challenging year for the profession, we were honoured to hear your stories and read your entries to the 2020 Nursing Times Awards. Our…

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Nurses warn of worse staffing levels and rise in stress amid Covid-19

Worsened staffing levels, increased stress and growing concerns for the wellbeing of colleagues are just some of the issues reported by nurses working during the pandemic, a new survey has found. The latest Royal College of Nursing survey has explored the impact of the coronavirus…

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Machines help Kent dementia patients ‘to step back in time’

Patients living with dementia can now relive history thanks to the purchase of 10 new interactive devices for use in hospitals run by a trust in Kent. The RITAs (Reminiscent Interactive Therapeutic Activity) allow people to sing along to music from the 1940s and 50s,…

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Air pollution ‘linked’ to higher risk of children developing asthma

Fine air pollutants may contribute to the development of asthma and wheezing in children, according to a study by researchers in Denmark. They found children exposed to higher levels of fine particles in the air – known as PM2.5 – were more likely to develop…

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RCN reveals why candidates were disqualified from president election

Two candidates disqualified from the Royal College of Nursing’s presidential elections were found to have broken rules around the way in which they promoted their campaign, the union has confirmed. The RCN has revealed that the pair who were ousted from the election process were…

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NHS ‘clearing day’ advert angers nurses on social media

The nursing community has taken to social media to express their upset and concerns over a new advertisement for the profession, which they have branded “offensive” and “condescending”. Some nurses have said the advert, which was posted on social media by NHS England and Improvement…

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Fundamental of Nursing Quiz Series - 18

Tributes paid to ‘selfless and compassionate’ A&E nurse

Tributes have poured in for a “selfless” accident and emergency charge nurse who died “suddenly and tragically” at the weekend. Julian Lewis, who had worked in the emergency department at Wythenshawe Hospital for the past four years, died on Sunday 16 August, which was also…

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Midwives skipping meals and delaying toilet breaks, warns RCM

Midwives in England are “putting their own health and wellbeing on the line” to care for women and babies, with many missing meals and delaying going to the toilet because they do not have the time to take a break. These were the stark findings…

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RCN council at centre of speculation over ‘no confidence vote’

The Royal College of Nursing has found itself the subject of further unwanted attention surrounding its now paused presidential election. Unconfirmed reports suggest that a request has been made for a vote of no confidence in the Royal College of Nursing’s council chair, Dee Sissons.…

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Mental health facility named after ‘caring and dedicated’ support worker

A new private mental health hospital dedicated to children and adolescents will open in Coventry next month, bearing the name of a local support worker. Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital, named after a former care worker, is described as state-of-the-art and will offer support to young…

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Coronavirus pandemic gives nurses renewed focus on recycling

Nurses have ramped up their efforts to recycle waste at a hospital in Durham, following concerns over the volume of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE) that was being thrown away amid the coronavirus pandemic. Urgent care nurse practitioner Emma Francis told Nursing Times how the…

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Antibiotics may ‘lessen’ effectiveness of hormonal contraception

Antibacterial drugs may reduce the efficacy of hormonal contraceptives, meaning extra precautions may need to be taken to avoid unintended pregnancy, according to UK researchers. Their analysis, published in the journal BMJ Evidence Based Medicine, looked at the unwanted side effects associated with the combined…

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Northern care alliance and university appoint inaugural chair of nursing

A clinical academic nurse has been appointed as the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group and the University of Salford’s inaugural chair of nursing. Professor Heather Iles-Smith, from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, will take up the new role on 1 September. “I look forward to…

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Honey ‘better’ than usual care for easing respiratory symptoms

Honey is better than usual care for easing upper respiratory tract symptoms, especially cough, according to a review by UK researchers. The study authors from Oxford University found that honey was “superior” to usual care for the improvement of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections…

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Psychology Quiz Series - 17

Concerns at dismantling of public health body in midst of Covid-19

The government has confirmed it is replacing Public Health England (PHE) with a new UK-wide body, sparking concerns about the timing of the move and the future of some of its functions. Health and care secretary Matt Hancock said today that a new organisation with…

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Northern Ireland plans flu jab expansion but less than rest of UK

The flu vaccination programme in Northern Ireland is being expanded to help relieve winter pressures during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis but looks set to fall short of the rest of the UK. England, Scotland and Wales have previously announced that annual vaccination is be extended…

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Nurses feature in M&S campaign to raise funds for NHS charities

Four NHS nurses have been chosen to front a major campaign by Marks and Spencer to both thank its customers for supporting health service charities and help further boost donations. They will star in a new nationwide M&S campaign appearing in stores across the country…

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Vigilance ‘vital’ in immediate postnatal period for safe baby care

Effective clinical monitoring during skin-to-skin contact straight after birth is key to reducing the risk of sudden unexpected postnatal collapse (SUPC) in babies, according to a maternity safety report. The report, from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), focuses on the importance of monitoring to…

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Nurses asked for views on prescribing practice in diabetes care

Nurses are being asked to take part in a new survey on prescribing practice within diabetes care, in a bid to help identify “where things might need to change or improve”. Trend Diabetes, an organisation that says it supports all nurses working in diabetes care,…

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Transplant nurse becomes Bradford’s first living donor co-ordinator

A renal transplant nurse has become Bradford’s first ever living donor co-ordinator to help raise awareness of living kidney donation in the area. Michael Speight, who has been a senior renal transplant nurse at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the past 10 years,…

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Any reform of public health bodies must ‘remove staff barriers’

Any reforms made to government public health agencies must “remove existing barriers” that prevented healthcare professionals responding to the coronavirus pandemic at the “scale required”, health leaders have warned. The comments come after it was reported on Sunday that the government arms'-length body Public Health…

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Apply to be a Student Nursing Times Editor 2020-21!

Nursing Times has launched its search for the next group of Student Nursing Times Editors. Start your application today to be one of our editors for 2020-21. Starting during September 2020, the new editors will each represent their own area of healthcare: mental health, child,…

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Nottingham nurses celebrate international award for excellence

A children’s hospital and sexual health service in the East Midlands have received international accreditation for their efforts to enable nursing excellence. Both Nottingham Children’s Hospital (NCH) and Nottingham Sexual Heath service have achieved the Pathway to Excellence accreditation from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center…

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Campaign underway to attract ex London nurses back to profession

A new campaign to attract former nurses and midwives back onto wards across London has been launched. Health Education England (HEE) and NHS England and Improvement have teamed up to spearhead a new return to practice campaign, which is set to run until the end…

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Microbiology Quiz Series - 15

Anatomy and Physiology Quiz Series - 15




NCLEX Quiz Series   Sterilization Quiz   NSAID Quiz               Vitamin A Quiz

Previous Nursing Exam Question Paper     Red blood cell (RBC) Quiz

Anatomy and Physiology Quiz Series  Immunoglobin & Immunity Quiz

Anatomy and Physiology Quiz Series   BCG or MMR Quiz

Community Health Nursing Quiz Series  Level of Prevention

Child Health Nursing Quiz Series           Female Reproductive System

Medical – Surgical Nursing Quiz Series    Method of Teaching

Maternity Nursing Quiz Series   Polio Vaccine Quiz

Mental Health Nursing Quiz Series  DT Vaccine

Fundamental Health Nursing Quiz Series   Mental Health Quiz

Nutrition and Biochemistry Quiz Series

Psychology Quiz Series     Anaemia Quiz          Components of blood Quiz

Microbiology Quiz Series   Vitamin Quiz

Pharmacology Quiz Series    DPT Vaccine

Nursing Education Quiz Series

Nursing Research & Statistics Quiz Series

Nursing Management Quiz Series  Acid-base imbalance Quiz