Evidence-Based Nursing – April 2018

The April edition of Evidence-based Nursing has been published.  This issue includes articles on choosing a review design for a literature review, a randomised controlled trial on non-opioid analgesia compared with opioid management for acute pain, and a cohort study looking at walking and lower mortality in older adults.

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Left to chance: the health and care nursing workforce supply in England

Royal College of Nursing, February 2018

Report from the Royal College of Nursing that finds the current approach to workforce planning in England is fragmented and incomplete, with no clear national accountability for ensuring that nursing staff with the right skills arrive in the right parts of the health care system at the right time. The lack of comprehensive data on current nursing staff and training numbers means that national workforce planning is incoherent, and credible workforce strategy impossible.  It notes that since nurse bursaries were abolished, the 2018 applications to UCAS for nursing courses have seen a 13% fall compared to the same time last year, a total fall of 33% since the same time in January 2016.

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British Journal of Community Nursing – February 2018

The February edition of British Journal of Community Nursing has been published.  This issue includes articles on late-onset psoriasis, work-life balance in community nursing and loss, grief and bereavement in palliative care.

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The Nursing Workforce

House of Commons Select Committee, January 2018

This report argues that too little attention has been given to retaining nurses in the NHS, which has resulted in more nurses now leaving than joining the professional register. It identifies various factors for the cause of the shortfall of nurses in the NHS including workload pressures, poor access to continuing professional development, pay and a general sense of being undervalued.

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Evidence-Based Nursing – January 2018

The January edition of Evidence-Based Nursing has been published.  This issue includes an article explaining what a case study is, a systematic review of Yoga interventions to improve health-related quality of life (HRQL), fatigue, depression, anxiety and sleep in patients with breast cancer and a cross-sectional study showing that young people with an intellectual disability experience poorer physical and mental health during transition to adulthood.

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