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1. Family Nursing and Healthcare 11-13 September, San Antonio, US tinyurl.com/family-nursing-texas
Every ten seconds someone in the UK suffers a potentially life-threatening asthma attack. Every day at least three people die from asthma. Using an inhaler is the most effective way to take respiratory medications, but a number of people do not use their inhalers correctly, and many healthcare...
This study aimed to describe the level of clinical skills of physician associate students in the Netherlands. Comparison was made with those of newly qualified doctors.
Gilly Barringer was highly commended at the RCNi awards Picture credit: Apex ‘Paul epitomised the need for a better approach to end of life care for our homeless community. He was a heroin addict and had lung cancer, and was sofa-surfing after being kicked out of the hostel twice because he was...
The NHS is at risk of further decay unless the government immediately heeds warnings from healthcare staff, said RCN general secretary Janet Davies.
It is predicted that 50% of people born since 1960 in the UK will have a cancer diagnosis. Early detection is important yet uptake of free screening tests is not optimum with rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer at 71%, 73% and 52% respectively in England.
Outcomes and costs of same-day consultations by physician associates and GPs were compared in this study. The authors undertook a comparative observational study of 2,086 patient consultation records (932 with physician associates and 1,154 with GPs) across 12 practices in England, and of 539...
Physician associates have been used for many years in the United States, but are still relatively unknown in the UK. Physician associates work alongside hospital doctors as well as in GP surgeries and support medical staff in the diagnosis and management of patients. Here are three recent...
Nursing staff need to be ‘knocking on the door’ to ensure their voices are heard in NHS transformation plans, an RCN congress fringe event heard.
Yet again, RCN congress 2017 highlighted that the workforce crisis is affecting all areas of healthcare, and with 50% of general practice nurses (GPNs) due to retire shortly, GPNs are not immune. The shift towards delivering more healthcare at home must be supported by a primary care nursing...
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