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10 days to go before 200-mile sponsored cycle for the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation

10 days to go before 200-mile sponsored cycle for the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation

Ahead of his 200-mile sponsored cycle for the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation, Andrew spent Sunday morning doing a 60-mile ride.

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Asthma UKs community-based programme reduces hospital admissions in children

Asthma UKs community-based programme reduces hospital admissions in children

New research presented at the European Respiratory Society meeting in Munich this week highlights that an integrated approach to asthma care in the community — focusing on the importance of education and action plans — can improve asthma management and reduce admissions amongst children by 40%.

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New centre of wound care excellence opens in Wales

New centre of wound care excellence opens in Wales

A new wound-healing centre has opened in South Wales, aimed at finding new ways to treat and prevent wounds. Staff at the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre (WWIC), which is based outside Cardiff, will hope to provide a coordinated approach to wound care in Wales, as well as tackling the challenges for patients who have acute, traumatic and chronic non-healing wounds.

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Target Tuberculosis is asking for help to save lives

Target Tuberculosis is asking for help to save lives

Target Tuberculosis works in Asia and Africa supporting vulnerable women, children and whole communities infected and affected by Tuberculosis. TB is often thought of as a disease of the past and yet this year alone it will kill over 1.5 million people. It is a disease of poverty with 95% of cases in the developing world along, harming the people least able to bear it. The tragedy is, as many British nursing staff know, that TB is preventable and curable. 

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District nurse student numbers on the up

District nurse student numbers on the up

Earlier this summer, the QNI repeated a study it first carried out last year measuring the number of district nursing specialist
practitioner programmes (SPQ) being offered by UK universities, and the number of district nurses qualifying this summer.

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Effectiveness of an MRSA 'seek-anddestroy' approach in care homes

Effectiveness of an MRSA 'seek-anddestroy' approach in care homes

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonisation can lead to invasive infection and subsequently harm to patients. The prevalence of MRSA within care homes is poorly understood and, thus, the benefits of implementing a decolonisation regimen across a number of care homes was previously unknown. However, the MRSA prevalence surveillance outlined in this article showed that by proactively identifying MRSA carriers and decolonising residents, levels of MRSA fell from 10.2% in the first prevalence, to 6.8% in the second. The authors concluded that this simple strategy has the potential to reduce MRSA burden and patient harm.

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