The winners of a new prize that recognises forward-thinking approaches to dementia care — the NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia — have been announced by sponsors NHS England and Janssen Healthcare Innovation.... > Read More
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A children’s cancer charity is calling for all squints in babies and young children to be checked with a red reflex test to rule out eye cancer.... > Read More
The Chief Nursing Officer for England has called for further improvements in care standards and transparency and the creation of a culture of empowerment in the nursing and midwifery profession.... > Read More
Many of you will be familiar with The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) and its work — funding innovative projects; developing a network of Queen’s nurses’; supporting nurses who work with homeless people; influencing policy; and publishing reports.> Read More
Ongoing developments in the prescribing agenda such as the new competency framework and the widening of professional responsibility within this field, are just part of other major changes taking place in health and social care today. The advantages for nurses of working in this new and rapidly evolving healthenvironment include the possibility of greater role flexibility, increased employability in multi-sectoral teams and the opportunity to run their own commissioned services. For managers, there is the possibility of providing a whole therapeutic package of care from each employee, with the distinct advantage of reducing the cost of relying on locum staff and brought-in prescribing services. This article outlines the common competency framework for prescribing, which provides a focus for the development of skill and knowledge and aims to ensure that standards are upheld across care services.> Read More
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