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Are you due money back for maintaining your uniform?

Are you due money back for maintaining your uniform?

Most workers don’t think about the cost of washing their work clothes, many see it as a necessary expense, the cost of maintaining those clothes is often balanced by the fact that they can be worn in a non-work environment. But for nurses, their job requires them to wear a specific uniform, which they’re extremely unlikely to wear outside work.

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Big upsurge in number of district nursing students

Big upsurge in number of district nursing students

The number of students enrolling on district nursing courses in England has increased dramatically, according to new research published by The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

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Are you being affected by the travel expenses cut?

Are you being affected by the travel expenses cut?

The rate at which community nurses can claim for travel expenses was reduced on 1 July 2014, placing an increasing financial burden on staff, many of whom have experienced a public sector pay freeze in recent years.

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Study reveals how gardens could help dementia care

Study reveals how gardens could help dementia care

A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia.

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My community

JCN talks to those working in the community.

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Management of urinary tract infection (UTI) in the community

Management of urinary tract infection (UTI) in the community

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is caused by the presence and multiplication of bacteria in the urinary tract, with associated tissue invasion. It is most common in women but can be more complicated in male and catheterised patients. This article highlights the importance of the correct diagnosis of UTI, which will identify ‘red flags’ to aid community nurses’ choice of management options and avoid the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics. In addition, the author makes recommendations for reducing catheter-associated UTIs (CAUTIs) in the community.

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