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Emergency dementia admissions rising as social care ‘collapses’, claims charity

A leading dementia charity has blamed the rising number of people with dementia being admitted to hospital on a ‘collapsing social care system’.

Social prescribing: Are nurses the missing link?

As primary care looks to increase the use of social prescriptions, Nursing in Practice editor Amanda Nieves explores the role of nurses in implementing this key change.

CPD - In review: Chronic kidney disease

Professor Nicola Thomas, honorary nurse consultant, on how to carry out a review in patients with chronic kidney disease

Pay staff more to help ‘fix’ social care crisis, says Health Foundation

Boosting pay for social care staff in order to stabilise the sector must be an immediate priority for the Government, says the Health Foundation.

Decision to remove care home nurses is ‘symptomatic’ of wider problem

A care home has announced that it will remove registered nurse provision from 5 November as it has been unable to fill nursing vacancies, which it attributes to the national staff shortages.  

Promoting ‘responsible drinking’ in older adults

In this research update, Kathryn Waldegrave, lecturer in community nursing at the University of Leeds, summarises the evidence for making the not-so-straightforward assessment of 'responsible' drinking in older adults.

Clinical: Understanding chronic kidney disease

How can nurses help patients to understand and manage this disease?

Safeguarding vulnerable adults

The importance of maintaining good hydration in older people

Being well-nourished and well-hydrated is a core component of maintaining good health. But while there is a growing emphasis on tackling malnutrition and improving nutritional care, there is a danger that hydration is being overlooked.

Chronic kidney disease management

Key learning points: - Who is most at risk of developing chronic kidney disease - Detecting chronic kidney disease - Long-term monitoring and referral for specialist assessment