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Attending a best interests meeting

Nurses may be required to make decisions or act on behalf of a person who lacks capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The person making the decision is referred to in the code of practice as a...

Staffing is not just a numbers game

‘My own ward observations support the findings of this report regarding the importance of high quality leadership within wards and the value of a systematic team environment.’ .

From staff nurse to nurse consultant Continuing professional development part 11: using reflection

Take a few moments to reflect on where you are in your professional career. How long have you been in your current role? What have you learnt? What are your clinical strengths? What are your...

Understanding the patient journey: a mechanism to reduce staff burnout?

The aim of this quality improvement (QI) initiative was to understand the impact, if any, of a non-clinical forum on critical care survivors and the critical care multidisciplinary team..

Improving support systems to safeguard the mental health of NHS nurses

Many nurses and other health professionals work in emotionally challenging situations, providing optimum care to service users day to day. It is interesting to note that the founder of modern nursing,...

The importance of infection control in tackling the antimicrobial resistance crisis

The UK's 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance (Department of Health and Social care (DHSC) 2019a) identifies that improved antimicrobial stewardship programmes are an essential component of the...

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