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Managing the interface between two Acts relevant to the deprivation of liberty

Both the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 have provisions for the authorisation of a deprivation of liberty that are compliant with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human...

Updating the standards should not mean moving the goalposts

‘There's a push to get as many nurses through as possible. I despair, the reason a [nurses' degree] programme is three [years] is because this is how we are regulated. The change in education that is...

Supporting patients, carers and staff with enteral feeding in the community

This service has prevented many A&E visits and admissions to hospital, so reduced time spent in A&E or acute services. Not only has this saved money for the NHS and freed up resources but,...

Introducing a feeding tube kit bag and passport for patients with a gastrostomy

Empowering health professionals through education, resources and information has helped them to provide a more efficient service to this group of patients. Even if they are unsure how to perform the...

Mouth care: why it matters − highlighting a neglected care need

OHID et al (2021) have created an evidence-based toolkit entitled Delivering Better Oral Health aimed at preventing oral disease and improving oral health. Since its first edition in 2007, this...

Implementation of the medical emergencies in eating disorders in adults guidance on non-specialist units

MEED includes a detailed risk assessment that uses a flag system to alert clinicians to the impending threat to life from parameters that include weight, BMI, cardiovascular health, hydration status,...

Developing online simulated practice placements: a case study

‘An educational method which uses a variety of modalities to support students in developing their knowledge, behaviours and skills, with the opportunity for repetition, feedback, evaluation and...

Windrush 75

There is much to celebrate over the next 2 months as the NHS reaches its 75th anniversary in July, and in June we mark another 75th anniversary, the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock with...

Windrush and the NHS: a nurse's perspective

‘As descendants of the Windrush generation, our strong links to the NHS as nurses is something I take great pride in, despite the racism that persists in the NHS’.

An overview of Clostridioides difficile and faecal microbiota transplant: implications for nursing practice

Antibiotic therapy has been the cornerstone of treatment approaches for most infectious cases for half a century. Coupled with improved sanitation and increasing health literacy, antibiotics have...

Newly diagnosed hypertension: case study

Jane (a pseudonym has been used to protect the patient's anonymity; Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2018), is a 45-year-old woman who had been referred to the surgery following an attendance at an...

An exploration of the reach of the #MakeSpace4Research hashtag

The integration of social media into modern society is a contemporary worldwide phenomenon, which has the potential to allow for rapid and global connectivity (Gibbs et al, 2015; Brady et al, 2017)....

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