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New Wound Care Today journal launched and available online

New Wound Care Today journal launched and available online

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Unlike many of the journals currently available, Wound Care Today’s content is steered not by the needs of publishers, but by a strong editorial board comprising members of influential wound care charity the Wound Care Alliance. As such, Wound Care Today offers a unique perspective on tissue viability, steered by other nurses and clinicians rather than editors or industry.

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New study shows that teledermatology can reduce pressure ulcer severity

New study shows that teledermatology can reduce pressure ulcer severity

It is widely accepted that teledermatology is useful for clinicians working with client groups spread across large geographical areas. However, a new study has investigated its benefit in bedridden patients in both rural and urban areas.

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The Foundation of Nursing Studies announces new scholarship

The Foundation of Nursing Studies announces new scholarship

The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) has announced a new scholarship for registered nurses, midwives or health visitors who are committed to developing person-centred care. The scholarship is open to clinicians working in any UK healthcare setting and is targeted at those at ward sister level or equivalent.

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‘Patients are the centre of everything you do’

‘Patients are the centre of everything you do’

In the latest in JCN’s series profiling the decision-makers in UK nursing, Jason Beckford-Ball spoke to Jane Cummings, England’s chief nursing officer, about patient-centred care and moving from acute to community services. 

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Looking at malnutrition from the patient's perspective

Looking at malnutrition from the patient's perspective

This article examines malnutrition, a complex issue that has wideranging implications in terms of patient experience and resources - evidence suggests that malnourished people are repeat attendees at GP surgeries, incur higher prescription costs and experience twice as many hospital admissions than well-nourished people. While there have been many hospital initiatives targeted at reducing the risks of malnutrition, in the community the solution remains challenging. Recommendations include arranging services so that health and social care professionals can work together to overcome nutrition issues, making extra resources available to combat malnutrition and improving the monitoring of patients' nutritional state. As healthcare shifts to a more community-based model, there needs to be a reallocation of resources from hospitals to community to ensure that efforts to tackle malnutrition have a more realistic chance of success.

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