Nursing in the News

The articles below include news about or mention of nursing.

Public health nursing in the UK

Nursing services are a vital part of the suite of professional skills used to provide and support public health initiatives in the UK. Although the importance of public health nursing is widely rec...

03 Mar '16 | Public Health Nursing | UK

Nurses want improvement in care of asthma patients (UK)

Publication of the National Review of Asthma Deaths (UK) has lead to comments from nursing organizations calling for specific significant improvements in the care of patients who have asthma.

06 May '14 | Asthma | UK

Respiratory illnesses need higher profile (UK)

Report by UK nurses organizations suggests that respiratory illnesses such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease often have a low profile and are poorly resourced in comparison to oth...

15 Jan '14 | Respiratory Illnesses | UK

Nurses view about review of complaints about NHS (UK)

UK nurses care about the experiences of patients and their families or carers. Patients may feel reassured to know that the UK nursing profession supports efforts to improve not only patient care, ...

28 Oct '13 | Nursing | UK

UK Nurses spend 2.5 million hours a week on paperwork

Paperwork and bureaucracy is reducing UK nurses' ability to devote quality time to their key role of caring for patients according to a recent statement from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Tec...

25 Apr '13 | Nursing | UK

Nutritional standards of food served to hospital patients

Comment on the importance of the nutritional value of food served to hospital patients: According to Dr Peter Carter, getting the right level of nutrition is even more important for people who are ...

22 Feb '13 | Nutrition | UK

World Mental Health Day - 10th October 2012

10th October 2012 is World Mental Health Day. Dr Peter Carter, CEO of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said that Mental health has an incredibly wide-ranging impact on individuals, and people wit...

10 Oct '12 | Mental Health | International

Specialist nurses for children with epilepsy

The first UK national audit of epilepsy care for children and young people has revealed that fewer than half of children with epilepsy have access to a specialist nurse. Epilepsy can be a very dist...

25 Sep '12 | Nursing | UK

Medical sharps injuries and risks to medical personnel

UK nurses organization the RCN has urged swift implementation of new regulations to protect staff from medical sharps injuries. The purpose of these regulations is to protect all health and medical...

09 Aug '12 | Health & Safety | Europe

International Nurses' Day

International Nurses Day is an opportunity for everyone - patients, nurses and politicians, to consider the the value of the nursing profession. International Nurses' Day was marked in the UK by th...

12 May '11 | Nursing | International

New guide to predict survival from cancer

University of Manchester scientists have helped develop a new way of predicting how long terminally ill cancer patients have to live. The research is based on blood tests, white cell blood count, ...

09 Nov '10 | Cancer News | Manchester

Canada works with National and International Partners to Manage the Spread of the H1N1 Flu Virus

In Canada, while new cases of H1N1 flu virus continue to emerge, the majority of cases do not require hospitalization. Preliminary data shows that the majority of those infected with H1N1 are under...

29 Jun '09 | H1N1 Flu Virus | Canada

Increased Public Health Response to H1N1 Flu in Victoria, Australia

The Australian Health Protection Committee (AHPC) and Chief Medical Officer, Prof Jim Bishop, have advised increasing the H1N1 pandemic response to a modified SUSTAIN level for Victoria while keepi...

03 Jun '09 | H1N1 Flu | Australia

Nursing is an important aspect of health care. There are many different types of nursing. For most medical specialties there are specialist nurses e.g. pediatric nurses, mental health nurses and even veterinary nurses.

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