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This resource is designed to help you support people who have incontinence or bowel and bladder problems. The resource is for registered nurses, nursing students, health care assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners working in any health care setting or specialism.
Our goal is to give you a greater understanding of your role in assessing and supporting people with incontinence.
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The latest news from the RCN on professional issues including publications, policy briefings, events and NICE consultations.
The latest issue of the RCN Bulletin includes articles on learning disability nursing, sustainability and transformation plans (STPs), and increasing the number of women's profiles on Wikipedia.
The RCN has warned that the Government must ensure there are the right number of staff with the correct skills mix in workplaces, to ensure improved health outcomes.
Care Quality Commission
A Care Quality Commission report has shown the variation in the quality of hospital services but also highlights those hospital trusts that have been able to make practical changes to the way they deliver care.
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
The National Diabetes Foot Care Audit Report 2014-2016 has found that early intervention is important in the management of diabetic foot disease.
Follow this theme to discover what patient safety means as a practice. We share learning from practitioners, and researchers and findings from the developing field of human factors in healthcare.
In a new draft quality standard, NICE says people showing signs of sepsis must be checked carefully. Once someone is classed as high-risk they should be seen by senior staff and given the right treatment within an hour.
There is a growing interest in identifying strategies to achieve safer primary health-care provision. This study identified a number of patient-centred recommendations for improving patient safety.
This theme explores what it means to practise in line with best available evidence. It highlights evidence based practice guidelines, research and other tools and updates on evidence based techniques and processes from across the UK. International content from credible resources is also included.
Cochrane Crowd is a new global community of volunteers who are helping to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about health care.
New guidance from NICE will help health care professionals identify patients who are nearing death in order to allow the patient and those close to them prepare accordingly.
Patient focus looks at the issues that relate to partnership working and shared decision making. It covers people’s human rights including the right to privacy and confidentiality.
A report from the Patient’s Association has highlighted that a better understanding of patients priorities will improve their food and drink experiences.
Thomas Pocklington Trust
The Thomas Pocklington Trust has called for greater support for people with sight loss living in care homes to help reduce the impact of sight loss and social isolation.
eHealth covers the ways technologies can act as key enablers in delivering healthcare in today’s society. It’s much more than any one type of technology or device. We are seeing the appearance of new operational models supported by technology.
Digitalhealth.net has reported that one of England’s most digitally advanced trusts will start uploading patient generated wearable data to its electronic patient record.
An NIHR Signal report has shown that telemedicine, such as text messaging used to communicate with patients, improves long-term blood sugar control in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
This theme highlights health and morale of the workforce. A positive working environment benefits staff and patients. Creating the best possible working conditions for nursing staff enables them to deliver the highest standards of patient care.
Skills for Health
Skills for Health has developed an end of life care core skills education and training framework which promotes greater collaboration between organisations in the health and care sector and the community.
NHS England’s latest NHS staff survey has shown another year of improvements, with NHS staff engagement scores at their highest level in five years.
RCN Congress is a fantastic opportunity for members to meet, learn, develop professionally and share excellent nursing practice. Don't miss out on a chance to inform the RCN agenda and influence nursing and health policies through debate.
Saturday 13 - Wednesday 17 May 2017, Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre