LAL Deficiency (Lysosomal Acid Lipase Disease) & Wolman Disease patient support
The release of new figures by the Nursing and Midwifery Council clearly shows the continued decline in the number of nurses practicing in the UK compared to a year ago. Whilst a decrease of 500 nurses across the country may not sound a lot it comes on top of a trend that has been evident for a number of months and, if you’re the patient who is impacted by such staff shortages, then the impact on your care could be considerable. Registrations in all fields of nursing have reduced in the last 2 years with only 1 exception. The revised
Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, launched the largest ever national campaign to get patients up, dressed in their own clothes, and moving to boost their recovery at her 2018 Chief Nursing Officer summit. For many, wearing pyjamas reinforces being sick and can prevent recovery. The #EndPJParalysis campaign aims to get older people back home to their loved ones living much happier and fuller lives. Making the most of valuable patient time is particularly important – as figures show nearly half of people aged over 85 die within one year of a hospital admission. Studies show that three-in-five immobile,
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The Scottish Government has published quarterly statistics showing that the Scottish NHS workforce is at a record high. Overall, there were 60,037 whole-time equivalent (WTE) nursing and midwifery staff in post on 31 December 2017, which is 0.6% more than a year ago. However, while this news is to be welcomed, we cannot overlook a corresponding change in nursing and midwifery vacancy figures which shows that total vacancies increased by 0.6% in comparison to 31 December 2016 to 2,540.4 WTE – a vacancy rate of 4.1%. Of these vacancies, 852.9 WTE posts were vacant for more than three months. This represents an increase of
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