Royal College of Nursing

Type: Organization
Name: Royal College of Nursing
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Eight tips to help recovery after an illness or operation

Time and patience are the keys to recovery after an illness or operation. Here are eight tips for making the best possible recovery:Moving stimulates breathing and circulation, and maintains muscle strengthIf you've been ill or had an operation, you're ... [Published Saga - 14 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

New guidance published by nursing infection control experts

Healthcare organisations should use a series of indicators to support performance management of infection prevention and control, according to updated guidance.The Infection Prevention and Control Commissioning Toolkit has been jointly published this ... [Published Nursing Times - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

The NHS in Wales must address its problem with 'bed blocking', medical experts have warned

The NHS in Wales must address its problem with “bed blocking” so patients receive timely care in the most suitable surroundings, medical experts have warned.Monthly figures for June show a 25% rise in delayed transfers of care in Welsh hospitals, up from ... [Published Wales Online - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Save the date: 18 October rally for fair NHS pay in central London

Royal College of Nursing Council has confirmed this week that the RCN will be backing a major pay protest which takes place in central London on Saturday 18 October 2014.We want as many RCN members as possible to come out and join us on the day and let ... [Published Royal College of Nursing - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

RCN infection prevention and control toolkit updated

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Infection Prevention Society have teamed to produce a toolkit which provides support for commissioners and providers of healthcare to reduce health care acquired infections (HCAIs).The revised Infection Prevention ... [Published Nursing In Practice - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

RCN responds to sickness absence figures

The chief executive & general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, RCN, says figures showing a fall in sickness absence rates should be treated with “caution.”Responding to data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, HSCIC, showing ... [Published Care Nursing Magazine - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Wireless tech cannot substitute nurses

The Royal College of Nursing says that whilst a new wireless diagnostic patch is certainly innovative, they are concerned that it is being used to replace NHS staff.The warning comes as a new sticking plaster-sized patient monitoring patch, developed ... [Published Pharmafocus - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Fears raised 'free NHS' will come to an end

Fears are being raised that the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use within 10 years.Nearly half of the 78 health and care leaders surveyed by the Nuffield Trust felt the status quo would not remain because of the squeeze on funding. ... [Published Commissioning GP - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

NHS staff balloted over strike action

Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.Unison, the Royal College of Midwives, GMB and Unite made the announcements in a coordinated response ... [Published BBC - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Hand Washing: the first line of defence

Hand hygiene is widely recognised as a vital tool in combating healthcare associated infection, writes Nicholas Hutton of the NHS Supply Chain, who provides key information for hospitalsEach year it is estimated that 300,000 patients (one in 16) acquire ... [Published Health Business - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Wireless patch to revolutionise health monitoring and relieve NHS pressures

A wearable patch which is the size of a plaster could revolutionise the way that patient health is monitored in the UK, reducing pressure on NHS staff.Powered by batteries, the wireless patch sticks to the surface of the chest just above the heart. It ... [Published City A.M. - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Wireless monitor 'relieves pressure' on nursing staff

The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch. Placed on the chest, it wirelessly transmits data on heart rate, breathing and body-temperature while the patient is free to move around.Independent experts say the system, ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 22 2014]

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If you've been ill or had an operation, you're probably raring to get back on your feet. "Provided you are generally fit and well, there's no reason why you shouldn’t bounce back" says Dr Hazel Heath, Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Older People’s Forum
...leading medical journal, called on governments worldwide to remove barriers to health services to protect sex workers, who are currently facing "stigma, discrimination and criminalisation in the societies in which they live"
Unison head of health Christina McAnea said: "Balloting for strike action is not an easy decision - especially in the NHS. But this government is showing complete contempt for NHS workers."
The plan is not to completely replace in-person checks, but rather to reduce the need for them. "Anything which helps that process has to be a good thing. However, we also know that there is no substitute for having enough staff with the right level of skill on every ward, able to give each and every patient the care and attention that critically ill people need" Dr Peter Carter, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, told the BBC

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Eight tips to help recovery after an illness or... [Published Saga - 14 hours ago]
New guidance published by nursing infection con... [Published Nursing Times - 14 hours ago]
The NHS in Wales must address its problem with ... [Published Wales Online - Jul 25 2014]
Save the date: 18 October rally for fair NHS pa... [Published Royal College of Nursing - Jul 25 2014]
RCN infection prevention and control toolkit up... [Published Nursing In Practice - Jul 24 2014]
RCN responds to sickness absence figures [Published Care Nursing Magazine - Jul 23 2014]
NHS staff to be balloted on industrial action [Published OnMedicanet - Jul 23 2014]
Wireless tech cannot substitute nurses [Published Pharmafocus - Jul 23 2014]
NHS patients awarded £15m payouts for poor care... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Jul 22 2014]
Hand Washing: the first line of defence [Published Health Business - Jul 22 2014]
International Aids Conference: Call for Governm... [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 22 2014]
NHS staff balloted over strike action [Published BBC - Jul 22 2014]
Fears raised 'free NHS' will come to an end [Published Commissioning GP - Jul 22 2014]
Wireless patch to revolutionise health monitori... [Published City A.M. - Jul 22 2014]
Health unions to ballot on strikes [Published BBC - Jul 22 2014]
Wireless monitor 'relieves pressure' on nursing... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 22 2014]
NHS tests patient monitoring patch Watch02:38 [Published BBC - Jul 22 2014]
NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor [Published BBC - Jul 22 2014]
New measures to end FGM to be announced at summit [Published itv.com - Jul 22 2014]
Dementia and I [Published Himalayan Times - Jul 22 2014]
Female genital mutilation training for public s... [Published Education News - Jul 21 2014]
FGM tackled through new government initiative [Published Nursing In Practice - Jul 21 2014]
Public sector staff to be given training on FGM [Published Public Sector Executive - Jul 21 2014]
Female mutilation 'has no place in modern Britain' [Published itv.com - Jul 21 2014]
FGM training for public sector staff [Published BBC - Jul 21 2014]
Teachers to be trained to help girls at risk of... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 21 2014]
Free And Cheap London Events: 21-27 July 2014 [Published Londonist - Jul 19 2014]
Driving regulations: what could the future hold? [Published The Yorker - Jul 19 2014]
News story: Celebrating the armed forces covenant [Published Inside government - Ministry of Defence - Jul 18 2014]
Assisted dying debate: the key questions [Published BBC - Jul 17 2014]
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News story: Celebrating the armed forces covenant [Published Inside government - Ministry of Defence - Jul 18 2014]
The event, attended by regulars, reservists, veterans and employers celebrated a number of achievements across the armed forces covenant . The covenant seeks to recognise the debt we all owe our forces for the sacrifices they make every day. At the ...
Only Competition and Private Enterprise Can Sav... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 08 2014]
Leading figures from the world of healthcare have written a letter to The Times, calling for a cross-party independent review on how the National Health Service (NHS) is funded. The signatories, including the heads of the Royal College of Physicians ...
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