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Thursday 23 October 2014

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16.10.14: Despite being freely available to buy on the high street and online, many falsely believe this new class of drugs to be harmless
16.10.14: - Hepatitis C poses a considerable public health burden but is often under prioritised - The availability of new oral treatment combinations will significantly change the way nurses treat and manage patients - The hepatitis C landscape is rapidly changing with the prospect of eradication an exciting and real possibility
16.10.14: - Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is one of the most common mineral deficiencies in the population and can lead to significant morbidity - It is best to try and get adequate iron from the diet but in some individuals it may be necessary to use supplement at a controlled dose - Iron supplementation should not be overprescribed as it can cause a number of negative symptoms
16.10.14: - Dysphagia can result in morbidity, increase mortality risk, increase the costs of care and reduce quality of life - Management of dysphagia should be delivered by a multidisciplinary team and protocols and training should be followed - Treatment of dysphagia is important and will reduce the threats of choking and aspiration of food
20.12.12: The Chief Nurse for England has given us a strategy on which to base the care we give our patients, ensuring quality is at the core. Do you know what they stand for?
01.10.14: The Council of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) today agreed to increase the annual registration fee for nurses and midwives from £100 to £120.
23.09.14: The government has been urged to extend human papillomavirus vaccination to all boys
14.10.14: Dementia patients are experiencing poor care as they move between care homes and hospitals, a major review has revealed

Soapbox

Judy More
Offering toddlers appropriate portion sizes of food can reduce anxiety at meal times and is also a key factor in reducing the risk of obesity. This article, exclusive to Nursing in Practice, gives an advice overview for nurses and health visitors to share
Una Adderley
As a community nurse lecturer, Una Adderley doesn't spend much time at the coalface. She explains her shock at current working conditions for Nursing in Practice
Margaret Stubbs
The rise of obesity and overweight has been linked to type 2 diabetes, but does this mean we should blame patients? Definitely not, according to Margaret Stubbs
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