The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has been told that a change to the code may be required to ensure clarification on delegation to nursing associates. The NMC also plans to begin working on professional standards for the new nursing associate role over summer. Read about it here.
Things about the health of the nation...
A report about the heath profile of the nation has been published by Public Health England (PHE).This report focuses on the question 'are we living longer, and are the extra years spent in good or bad health?' Four key areas are considered; life expectancy, health life expectancy, morbidity and mortality. The report data also compares the health of the population in England with other developed nations.
Standardizing things for ambulances
Following the largest clinical ambulance trials in the world, NHS England is to implement new ambulance standards across the country. The changes focus on making sure the best, high quality, most appropriate response is provided for each patient first time.
So, in future there will be four categories of call. Details can be found here.
Things about new books in the Library...
We have many new titles available to be borrowed; including this book on integrative paediatrics which provides an "excellent introduction to a relatively young field and will help the reader understand the scope of current evidence for integrative therapies in children and how to introduce integrative concepts into clinical practice".
Things about volunteers...
Volunteers are crucial in both health and social care. Have your say on the future of volunteering in the NHS by completing the online survey or downloading the questionnaire from this page.
Things about Google Translate...
As it's summertime and lots of us are visiting places where we don't necessarily know the language - Google Translate is a nifty tool that can help us. If you're not already familiar, you can use it to overcome the language barrier as it will translate the word, phrase or sentence from English to countless other languages. It works the other way round too! The app is available on Android or Apple.
Jersey Royals, courgette & goat’s cheese tart
Make the most of Jersey Royals while they're in season with this lovely summer tart that has a tang of goat’s cheese. Ideal for a picnic, served with salad