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Should there be compulsory childhood immunisation?

The Health Secretary has recently suggested that the government would not rule out compulsory vaccinations in England to overcome the public health risk caused by lowered immunisation rates (Mohdin,...

Implementation of the Future Nurse standards in higher education

Contextualising NMC national strategy, Dr Elaine Inglesby Burke and Professor Margaret Rowe then described their experiences of developing and implementing a new undergraduate nursing curriculum based...

Heart failure: support at the end of life

Recognition of the need for supportive and palliative care for people with heart failure is increasing, including within guidelines and frameworks (Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), 2008;...

Have CQC hospital inspections resulted in better quality care?

In context to the evolution of CQC hospital inspections, the Francis (2013) inquiry report was published in February 2013 and examined the causes of failings in care at Mid Staffordshire NHS...

Patient safety: the need for global sharing and learning

‘Trusts receive too many safety-related messages from too many different sources. The trusts we spoke to said there needed to be better communication and coordination between national bodies, and...

Compression in older people

The natural ageing process results in dry, fragile, and thinner skin. This is compounded by the skin changes associated with lower leg problems, eg hyperkeratosis, papillomatosis, ulceration, and...

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