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From policy to practice: creating a smokefree generation

In 2019, the Government published Advancing Our Health: Prevention in the 2020s announcing the ambition for England to become ‘smokefree’ by 2030 (achieved when 5% or less of the population smoke).

At a glance: a guide to venepuncture in adults

The aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) is a method employed to minimise the likelihood of patients contracting infections during clinical procedures. As set out by the Association for Safe Aseptic...

Improving infection control and combating antimicrobial resistance in nursing practice

Actively preventing infections is a crucial strategy in reducing the necessity for antibiotic prescriptions and thus combating the escalating crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR arises when...

Handwashing and hospital wastewater systems

Despite reports implicating micro-organisms in carrying drug resistance genes from colonised sink traps to vulnerable hospitalised patients, the mechanism of transmission from the wastewater of the...

Defining digital nursing

A mixed-methods approach was taken. To design and conduct the research, TEC Cymru collaborated with a consultant nurse in child health and the national nurse lead for primary and community care...

The experiences of internationally educated nurses who joined the nursing workforce in England

In the period 1990/1991 to 2021/2022, the percentage of new IEN Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registrants rose from 10% to 53% of the total annual number. In 2022-2023, more than 40% of new NMC...

Expanding the role of the cath lab nurse and inspiring others

‘My idea was to train to perform angiograms. This would help the cath lab's efficiency, reduce waiting times, increase capacity, and improve nurse development and retention and patient...

Patient engagement, patient empowerment and patient safety

‘I have discovered that we need a seismic shift in the way that patients' and families' voices are heard. This requires changes in legislation, regulation, policy, commissioning, education,...

Working in primary care: an advanced clinical practitioner's perspective

‘In primary care you learn the skills of assessment, examination, diagnosis, creating a management plan and prescribing, all while upholding the principle of shared decision-making with the patient...

What do we mean by accountability?

‘The professions we regulate have different knowledge and skills … They can work in diverse contexts and have different levels of autonomy and responsibility. However, all of the professions we...

A safe and effective winged peripheral intravenous cannula for use in clinical practice

Nipro's Safetouch Cath Winged with Injection Port is a sterile, single-use catheter with a safety device for IV infusion and has been available through NHS Supply Chain since March 2023. Its features...

KiteLock 4%: the next generation of CVAD locking solutions

Any break in the skin is a breach of the body's first line of defence against infection. In relation to vascular access there are two key points of entry for infection entering into the body, these...

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