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Long-serving mental health nurse dies after contracting Covid-19

A mental health nurse who had dedicated almost 30 years to working for the NHS after moving to England from Tanzania has died after contracting Covid-19. Wilbald Tesha, known to his colleagues and friends as Tesha, was a mental health nurse for the Department of…

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New RCN Council chair commits to review of president election

An independent review will be commissioned into the Royal College of Nursing’s 2020 presidential election and the events that led to its break down, the new chair of RCN Council has pledged. The council would also adhere to calls for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM),…

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ICU nurse captures the impact of Covid-19 on the workforce

An intensive care nurse has photographed the emotions and experiences of colleagues working on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic to reflect the “mounting pressures” staff were under. Emily Gilhespy told Nursing Times that she decided to spend her breaks from an acute intensive…

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Caring for patients with inherited bleeding disorders

  Wandai Maposa, haemophilia lead clinical nurse specialist at St George’s Hospital Haemophilia Centre, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, provides a useful guide for nurses caring for patients with inherited bleeding disorders Introduction to inherited bleeding disorders Bleeding disorders are a group of…

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New RCN chair to address ‘presidential elections and upcoming EGM’

Movements towards an emergency general meeting (EGM) at the Royal College of Nursing have taken a step forward, as the newly-elected council chair gears up for his first live address this evening. New chair of the RCN’s ruling council, Dave Dawes, is due to hold…

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Newly elected RCN Council chair and vice chair announced

A new chair and vice chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s ruling council have been elected, it has been announced. The RCN has confirmed that Dave Dawes, chair of the RCN North West board, has been appointed as the new chair of council. “The…

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New student bursaries honour lives of two nurses lost in pandemic

Two nursing bursaries have been created in Kent to honour the memory of two local nurses who died during the coronavirus pandemic. The awards are designed to provide additional support to selected mature students during their studies and amount to £2,500 per year for a…

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RCN members’ petition for emergency meeting hits target

Royal College of Nursing activists behind a petition calling for an emergency general meeting (EGM) following the disqualification of two presidential candidates say they have hit their target signature count. In just six days, the petition has collected the 1,000 signatures required and is now…

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Medical Assistant Training Opportunities

Physical therapists (PT’s) are professionals in medical scrubs who diagnose and treat patients of all ages, from infants to old people, who have illnesses or injuries which limit their ability to move or to function normally in everyday life. A dental implant is a titanium rod used to replace lost or failing tooth roots, to provide support for replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges and dentures. For many dental problems, both functional and aesthetic, implant treatment is increasingly the patient’s preferred clinical option. Patients who have benefited from dental implant treatment are often very enthusiastic about the results. Patients should be asking their dentist or specialist how many cases they have been involved with and their successes and their failures. Patient should also inquire if they are patient testimonials available and if they could speak to one or more previous patients that underwent the a similar procedure. Patients should also … Read the rest

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Where nurses are already leading on the green agenda

Many nurses up and down the country are making positive changes in the name of sustainability. Nursing Times has spoken to nurses implementing a range of initiatives to drive forward the green agenda.   How the idea of being ‘green’ boosted glove reduction The green…

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