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The benefits of joining forces

‘Today I worked with two CMTs. I would like to express my gratitude and thanks. I am extremely impressed by them, their resilience, their capacity to adapt and learn so quickly and being proactive....

An ideal pathway when diagnosing type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. T1DM develops when the...

Diabetes care in secondary care

One side-effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the rise in diabetes-related referrals to diabetes specialist care teams by non-specialists, unfamiliar with inpatient diabetes management, which is a...

Tympanic thermometers support fast and accurate temperature monitoring in acute and alternative care

Thermoregulation is a process that allows the body to maintain its core internal temperature. Thermoregulation has three mechanisms: afferent sensing, central control and efferent responses. The body...

Care Quality Commission consults on changes to regulatory inspection process

The original regulator for health care in the guise of the Commission for Healthcare Improvement (CHI) was developed following the Health Act of 1999 with the specific remit of ensuring that clinical...

The COVID-19 vaccine and the best interests of a person who lacks capacity

The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code (2018), standard 4, requires nurses to act in the best interests of people at all times. This includes balancing the need to act in the best interests with the...

Substantial support for staff wellbeing

‘The support from the psychologists has been invaluable in putting the whole wellbeing project on a professional footing. Without them, it feels like a group of well-meaning amateurs. They have...

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