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  • Stay active for good musculoskeletal health Ginder Narle Ginder Narle 14 Mar 2018

    Musculoskeletal Health: Evidence into practice for nurses

    Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions affect over 10 million people in the UK and are the leading cause of disability in England according to the Global Burden of Disease project. 

  • Illustration of a nurse with a patient Vicki Leah Vicki Leah 14 Mar 2018

    World Delirium Awareness Day

    World Delirium Awareness Day provides us all with the opportunity to highlight that delirium is a medical emergency, but you can make a difference.

  • Vicki Leah Vicki Leah 12 Dec 2017

    Don't discount delirium

    Recognising early signs of delirium could help prevent the patient becoming more unwell and in some cases, could prevent their death.

  • Vicki Leah Vicki Leah 24 Oct 2017

    Supporting strong emotional outbursts

    The area of dementia care that causes the most distress for both family and professional caregivers is when those in their care experience emotional outbursts which may result in physical aggression.

  • A good death Amanda Cheesley & Anna Crossley Amanda Cheesley & Anna Crossley 3 Apr 2017

    We owe it to our patients to give them a "good" death

    Death isn’t something we dwell on, but as nursing staff it is integral to delivering high quality, compassionate care.