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BLS Conference 2014 - Managing the Whole Patient - 5-7 October, ICC, Birmingham

This year’s British Lymphology Society (BLS) conference covers topics of interest suggested by its members, such as surgical techniques, aftercare, alternatives, exercise, myofascial release, scar management, laser and psychosocial aspects of lymphoedema.

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Surface that mimics shark skin can be used to fight infection

Surface that mimics shark skin can be used to fight infection

Transmission of bacterial infections, including meticillin -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), could be curbed by coating health-related equipment surfaces with microscopic bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark skin, according to research published in the open access journal Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.

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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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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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The power of the tweet

The power of the tweet

Call me oldfashioned, but when I heard that a missed penalty in the recent World Cup game between Chile and Brazil triggered 389,000 single tweets in one minute, I did question whatever happened to having a nice halftime cup of tea? But then I began to wonder — if Twitter can generate that much ‘noise’ over a football match, what could it do for issues that really matter, like community nursing, good patient care, or the future of the NHS?

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