Issue : 17 August 2010
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Lives at risk as safety alerts ignoredSubscription
Patient safety alerts that are sparked by avoidable deaths are being routinely ignored, a charity has found after making a freedom of information request.
First social enterprise to be a mentorSubscription
Central Surrey Health, the first organisation to leave the NHS and set up as a not-for-profit social enterprise, has been chosen by the government to mentor other bodies that want to work in the same way.
Top hospitals show bias for male nurse directorsSubscription
Male nurses are twice as likely to hold a top job in England’s leading hospitals, a Nursing Times investigation has revealed.
PCT shuts out of hours serviceSubscription
A London primary care trust has shut its district night nurse service saying there has not been sufficient patient demand to justify it.
Trusts are to be routinely surveyed on their patient safety record for the first time from next month.
Specialist warns against NDM-1 panicSubscription
The senior nurse at the centre of the global media panic over a rogue enzyme that renders infections “untreatable” has warned against excessive scaremongering.
Call to rate chemo nurse qualitySubscription
Patient experience, safe medication administration and nausea and vomiting should be developed “urgently” as quality indicators for nurse delivered chemotherapy, researchers say.
The quality of end of life care varies significantly. A challenge is to enable people to die in their place of choice and avoid inappropriate admission to hospital
Research often stems from academia but clinicians are ideally placed to identify care improvements. Even if your idea seems off the wall, take the plunge and try it, urges Sue Davies
As the evidence base on treating depression evolves, it is vital that nurses stay up to date with treatment options for patients with differing degrees of symptoms