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maandag 6 november 2017

RCN calls for action to help homeless before winter

RCN calls for action to help homeless before winter
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has called for urgent action to improve NHS care for the homeless, including more training for nurses, as the college embarks on a landmark partnership with the Big Issue.
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Study reveals global burden of Group B Strep infection
An estimated one in five pregnant women around the world carry Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria, according to a study on the major, yet preventable, cause of maternal and infant ill health.
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Clinical academic training scheme to re-launch next year
Nurses who want to develop their research skills while maintaining clinical practice are being invited to apply for a new training scheme that is due to be launched next year.
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Whistleblowing guardians 'not making a difference'
Around 40% of NHS staff in new posts designed to encourage colleagues to speak out about concerns do not believe their role is making a difference, according to the national office co-ordinating the work.
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Trust plans to open first A&E only for oldest patients
An acute trust in East Anglia has announced plans to create the UK's first accident and emergency department that is specifically for older patients.
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'Electric' bandages can help in fight against biofilms
For the first time, researchers say they have shown that "electric bandages" can fight biofilm infection and aid the fights against growing antimicrobial resistance.
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