Every Nurse An E-Nurse: Insights For A Consultation On The Digital Future Of Nursing

Royal College of Nursing, July 2018

Royal College of Nursing report on its survey of nurses on the implementation and adoption of informatics. It highlights good practice, identifies barriers to technological adoption and is yet another report identifying the importance of staff engagement with the adoption of any technology or change.

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PICO negative pressure wound therapy for closed surgical incision wounds: Medtech innovation briefing [MIB149]

NICE, July 2018

NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on PICO negative pressure wound therapy for closed surgical incision wounds.

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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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