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The February 2020 issue of the British Journal of Healthcare Assistants (BJHCA) went on sale 14 February 2020. The cover story, by Angela Grainger, BJHCA consultant editor, is ‘Finding the key to learning’, helping make the study hour easier for the healthcare worker. Alan Glasper tackles the topical topic, ‘Strategies to enhance nursing recruitment’. In the third article in the professional section, Tracey Miller and Andy Morris return to the subject of apprentice assistant practitioners having an impact in mental health care services.
In the 32nd of Chris Barber’s series on rare diseases, he looks at: psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; pseudocyesis (false pregnancy); trisomy 13 syndrome; and pseudoxanthoma elasticum.
Menna Lloyd Jones continues her series on the international consensus document, Implementing TIMERS: the race against hard-to-heal wounds.
In the sixth of a series on dementia, Linda Nazarko explains how securement and fixation of indwelling urinary catheters can reduce the risk of harm. Finally in the clinical section, Angela Moore and Karen Harrison Dening explain how to differentiate between dementia and delirium.
In the Health Matters section, the editorial, ‘Walking and chewing gum’, welcomes the arrival of the nursing associate (NA) role, but regrets the parallel neglect of a similar role, the assistant practitioner. The Nursing and Midwifery Council celebrates the first anniversary of NAs joining its nursing register.
Finally, the Last Page tells how the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s maternity suite has been brightened by Adam Nathaniel Furman’s ceramic tile makeover called ‘Radiance’.