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maandag 13 november 2017

Portsmouth trust appoints 'high calibre' new chief nurse

Portsmouth trust appoints 'high calibre' new chief nurse
Experienced nursing leader Theresa Murphy has been confirmed as the next chief nurse of struggling acute provider Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
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Safety alert on removal or flushing of lines and cannulae
A safety alert has been issued on the need for hospital staff to confirm intravenous (IV) lines and cannulae have been effectively flushed or removed at the end of procedures.
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Concern at rising number of mixed sex ward breaches
A rise in number of target breaches for mixed sex accommodation represents a "reminder" that resources are overstretched and the quality of care is potentially at risk, it has been warned.
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Drug hope for severe hand pain in osteoarthritis patients
The debilitating hand pain often experienced by osteoarthritis patients can be successfully treated with a drug normally used for epilepsy, anxiety and neuropathic pain, according to UK researchers.
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Leicester nurses take e-cigarette message to shoppers
Specialist nurses in Leicester will be promoting e-cigarettes to the public later this month, as part of efforts to boost smoking cessation.
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Influential nurse union leader given education honour
A leading union figure has been given an honorary doctorate by Bournemouth University for her role in influencing national health policy.
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