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QNI’s Homeless Health Network – new report published

QNI’s Homeless Health Network – new report published

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has announced publication of a new report, Homeless Health Network - National Survey Summary of Findings 2014.

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Infection Prevention 2014, SECC Glasgow, 29th September – 1st October 2014

Infection Prevention 2014, SECC Glasgow, 29th September – 1st October 2014

Following a hugely successful conference in London, Infection Prevention 2014 is coming to Glasgow. The conference will be held in the SECC from the 29th September to the 1st October 2014.

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National lymphoedema awareness week aims to increase understanding

National lymphoedema awareness week aims to increase understanding

National lymphoedema awareness week takes place from 15–22 September and aims to raise the profile of this chronic, progressive condition, which affects over 200,000 people of all ages in the UK and Ireland.

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September’s seasonal rise in asthma attacks for under 16s

September’s seasonal rise in asthma attacks for under 16s

Asthma UK urge parents to have an asthma action plan (http://www.asthma.org.uk/Shop/my-asthma-plans) in place as children return to school. For the past eight years, admissions for asthma attacks among young people have risen in September. This seasonal increase is attributed to colds and viruses, the possible anxiety around returning to school, high levels of environmental allergens in late summer and children not taking their preventer medicine regularly over the summer.

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Support matters: the contribution of community nursing assistants

Support matters: the contribution of community nursing assistants

The number of healthcare assistants employed within the NHS has risen in accord with policies supporting the growth and increasing scope of practice of the assistant workforce. Healthcare assistants are a vital component of the community nursing team. This article presents an overview of findings of a National Institute for Health Research funded study into the roles of community nursing assistants (at bands 2, 3 and 4) working in community nursing provider organisations in England. The findings are based on national workforce data and the experiences and perceptions of senior managers, service leads and caseload holders, who employ or work directly with community nursing assistants to provide adult services nursing care.

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Do we have enough nurses to move care ‘closer to home’?

Do we have enough nurses to move care ‘closer to home’?

In each issue of the Journal of Community Nursing we investigate a hot topic currently affecting our readers. In this issue, as recent publicity focuses on the true extent of district nurse numbers in the UK, JCN asks the question...

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