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News from the latest issue of Nursing Older People.
Nurse consultant Matthew Hodson has been named Nursing Standard's nurse of the year.
Guidance on the provision of social care for people with dementia is as relevant to nurses as healthcare guidelines, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The government has rejected the Francis report's call for a registered older person's nurse, claiming that it will 'go further' by reviewing training in the specialty instead.
University courses should stress value of dignity
Commission on Dignity in Care for Older People makes 37 recommendations to improve treatment.
Technology project to test products for independent living
A £37 million programme to improve quality of life for older people in the UK and encourage technology firms to invest in the sector has been launched by the government.
Study in US finds link between healthy eating, exercise and longevity
Women in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruit and vegetables live longer, research shows.
Peers invited to vote to find RCN Wales Nurse of the Year
Nominations are open for the 2012 RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards. The overall winner will be chosen from the winners of nine individual award categories.
Working with older people seen as ‘job, not specialism’
Nurses who work predominantly with older people believe they are still not seen as specialists by peers, according to a study on international nursing opinion.
Poor post-hospital care hampers patients’ recovery from stroke
Stroke survivors are not making the best possible recovery because of a lack of post-hospital care, according to a report.
Risk of suicide higher in over-sixties who have self-harmed
Specialist assessment and care should be provided for older people who self-harm, researchers say.
Culturally sensitive end of life care recognised
A nurse has won an innovation award for his work to improve end of life care for the older south Asian population in London.
Champions to test dementia-friendly ideas in 20 towns
Alzheimer's society ambassador and TV presenter Angela Rippon will co-chair one of the government's three dementia champion groups.
Designs for life
Winning prototypes from a competition to find designers and experts who could develop ideas to help improve the lives of people with dementia are to be developed with commercial partners.