Infection Control in Care Homes

EBN are delighted to share their latest blog on the important topic of infection control in care homes.  This blog coincides with an innovative “Infection Prevention and Control CPD Link Day” which is taking place today, Thursday 17th September 2015, for care home staff in Northern Ireland with specialist input from Rose Gallagher, RCN UK National […]

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Assisted Dying – A Nurse’s Response

Today, Friday 11th September, the Second Reading of the Assisted Dying Bill will take place in the House of Commons.  If eventually passed, it will allow a terminally ill adult (prognosis less than 6 months) resident in England or Wales to be supplied with a lethal prescription to be self-administered under the supervision of ‘an attending […]

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Improving Quality of Life in Care Homes

Today’s guest blog comes from Sarah Penney @SarahPenney9 at Ulster University  @UlsterINHR on the day of the “Improving Quality of Life in Nursing and Residential Homes”.  To follow live updates from the event, follow #QCH on Twitter. As a student nurse I always enjoyed my care of older people placements and always felt I would eventually end up […]

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Words Matter in Dementia Care

EBN are excited to share Joanne Agnelli’s latest blog which focuses on the appropriate use of language in dementia care.  Joanne @JoanneAgnelli is a dementia services quality manager from Four Seasons Health Care.  This year she has presented her work at the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference (Perth, Australia), The Alzheimer’s Show (London, England) and is […]

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Music Therapy in Dementia Care

  Lucy Frost @lucyjmarsters from Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust(BSUH) @BSUH_NHS will be leading this week’s EBN Twitter Chat (#ebnjc) on Wednesday 1st July between 8-9pm UK time focusing on music therapy in dementia care. Participating in the Twitter Chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one you can create an […]

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Palliative Care in Nursing Homes

Joanne Agnelli @JoanneAgnelli and her dementia services team from Four Seasons Health Care @FourSeasonsHCUK will be leading this week’s EBN Twitter Chat (#ebnjc) on Wednesday 3rd June between 8-9pm UK time focusing on optimising palliative and end-of-life care for people in nursing homes. Participating in the Twitter Chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already […]

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Non-Pharmacological Approaches for Alleviating Distress in Dementia Care

Gary Mitchell, Dementia Care Advisor and Joanne Agnelli, Dementia Services Quality Manager for Four Seasons Health Care,  will be leading the next ENB TWITTER chat on Wednesday 21st January 8-9pm UK time, and will focus on non-pharmacological approaches for alleviating distress in dementia care. In order to participate in the EBN twitter chat, if you do not […]

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‘Our National Shame’ Older people and loneliness ‘ by Nova Corcoran, University of South Wales, (@NovaCorks); Calvin Moorley London South Bank University (@CalvinMoorley)

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP in a speech in 2013 referred to loneliness in the UK as ‘our national shame’ highlighting the millions of people who are part of the ‘boarder problem of loneliness that in our busy lives we have utterly failed to confront’ (DOH/Hunt 2013). Loneliness is not just something we feel […]

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Raising concerns ‘speaking up’ a student nurse perspective by Andrew Catherall Twitter @AndrewCatherall

It is really tough being a student nurse, I am sure that goes without saying most of you reading will either be student nurses or have at least been in the recent past but I think as we spend more time in the clinical or work environment the more we forget the anxiety of the […]

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