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Issue : 16 August 2011

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    A new way to select IVF embryos?

    NHS Choices19 August, 2011

    “A video technique that may significantly boost a woman’s odds of having a baby could soon be available,” according to the Daily Mail.

  • Beans and lentils 'lower cancer risk'

    NHS Choices18 August, 2011

    “Lentil-loving hippies have the right idea when it comes to beating bowel cancer,” according to the Daily Express.

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    Trusts asked if simplified KSF is workingSubscription

    News17 August, 2011

    Trusts are being asked for evidence that the new streamlined version of the troubled knowledge and skills framework is working.

  • Some foods 'too high in salt for babies'

    NHS Choices17 August, 2011

    “Seven in 10 babies fed too much salt,” read the Daily Express headline.

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    Doctors 'should have more maternity training'

    NHS Choices16 August, 2011

    BBC News has reported “a call for more maternity doctors” by a group of six UK obstetricians who said that most maternal deaths are now caused by treatable medical conditions.

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    Anger following attack on chief nurse roleSubscription

    News16 August, 2011

    Nurses are demanding the role of chief nursing officer for England – the most senior representative of the profession – is protected after it emerged it faces being scrapped or “diluted” by the government.

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    Older patients should 'walk around the ward'Subscription

    News16 August, 2011

    Encouraging older patients to walk around the ward can significantly reduce the amount of time they need to stay in hospital, nurse researchers have found.

  • Nurse talking to patient

    Caring for inpatients with learning disabilitiesSubscription

    Practice15 August, 2011

    An education programme raised hospital employees’ awareness of the needs of people with learning disabilities when they are admitted to hospital

  • Massage

    Does massage help to prevent pressure ulcers?Subscription

    Practice15 August, 2011

    The simple answer is there is no evidence to suggest massage helps prevent pressure ulcers. In fact, there is limited evidence to suggest it actually causes harm, and several national guideline groups advise against it (Diemel-Peeters et al, 2006, 2005; Dyson, 1978).

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    Most nurse managers 'negative' about tackling staff absence Subscription

    News15 August, 2011

    Most nurse managers are apathetic about tackling staff absence, despite nurses consistently having one of the highest rates of absenteeism among NHS staff, a study suggests.

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