Challinor, T: Wounds Essentials: Uncovering the evidence on larval therapy

Wound Essentials 7: Uncovering the evidence on larval therapy

Congratulations to Thomas Challinor, a 3rd year medical student from Chester University who wrote this article to ‘critically review the evidence for the use of larval therapy in the management of chronic wounds.’

The history of larval therapy and its advantages and disadvantages in clinical practice will be analysed, along with staff and patient attitudes to the technique.  Recommendations for improving clinical practice will be drawn from the literature.

You can read the full-text (PDF) version of Tom’s article at:

Clinics of North America series – last few available


There’s still time to visit the Staff Library and choose any of the Clinics of North America series as well as a number of our archived journals.  Sadly we will not have room for these when we eventually move to our new location at New Alderley later this summer.

Come along and see if there’s anything you or your colleagues could use.  We really would like to find someone who can put them to good use.




End of Life Journal : St Christopher’s Hospice

Summer 2012 Vol 2 Issue 2

End of Life Journal is free, online, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes articles on all aspects of nursing practice relating to end-of-life care.

It is primarily aimed at generalist nurses working in hospital, community and care home settings. However, many articles will also be of interest to the specialist palliative care nursing audience as well as members of the wider multidisciplinary team.

The journal focuses on care for patients with both malignant and non-malignant disease and their family and friends.

End of life journal ISSN 2047-6361 (online)



via End of Life Journal | End of Life Journal.

Nursing and midwives’ regulator ‘letting down’ patients

By Jane Dreaper, Health correspondent, Extract from BBC News

Failings “at every level” of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) mean it is letting down patients in its prime duty to protect them, says a report.

The UK’s 670,000 nurses and midwives have to register with the troubled regulator to enable them to work.

The independent review gives details of the NMC’s backlog of complaints against nurses and midwives.

via BBC News – Nursing and midwives’ regulator ‘letting down’ patients.