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woensdag 6 december 2017

Health visitors warn of safeguarding concerns as caseloads increase

Health visitors warn of safeguarding concerns as caseloads increase
Children are being put at risk due to cuts in the number of health visitors and spiralling caseloads, according to the latest annual survey by the Institute of Health Visiting.
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News round-up: Catch-up on November's top nursing stories
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during November? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
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Rise in number of vacant nurse and midwife posts in Scotland
There has been an increase in the number of nurses and midwife posts that are vacant in Scotland, including those that have been empty for a long period, according to latest official workforce figures.
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Over 1,000 extra overseas nurses apply to take new language test
The introduction of a new language test by the UK nursing regulator last month has been followed by a "spike" in the number of nurses from abroad wanting to take the new exam, suggesting overseas recruitment could be set to improve.
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Over-diagnosis of COPD risks unnecessary scripts for inhalers
One in 10 people identified as having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have no definitive diagnosis, yet the majority are being prescribed inhaled drugs, according to researchers.
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'Acute hospital at home' scheme improves care for lung disease
An innovative scheme that sees nurses visit patients where they live improves care for people with lung disease, frees up hospital beds and saves health service resources, according to researchers.
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