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Hospitals must promote healthy food to their staff, says government


Hospital trusts must provide healthy eating options for their staff as well as patients, under new rules on food quality in NHS organisations.

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Government seeks out of hours working for 'no additional pay'


Government ambitions to deliver more NHS services seven days a week - without increasing the wage bill - have been branded an “attack on hard working nurses”.

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Anxiety over funding row 'could see nursing courses close'


Universities are considering scrapping nursing courses due to uncertainty over future funding, education leaders have claimed.

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Morecambe Bay seeks 'partner' to help improve maternity services


Hospital trusts up to 200 miles away from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust have answered its appeal for a “maternity stability partner”, a role which could require sharing staff.

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Bid to curb parking fees will be ignored, ministers told.


Some hospitals will put “two fingers up” to fresh attempts to end “excessive” car parking charges, ministers were warned during a parliamentary debate.

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Single pill 'aids heart patients'

Single pill 'aids heart patients'


Heart attack survivors given multiple pills instead of one are less likely to follow treatment regimes - putting themselves at risk of a repeat attack, a new study suggests.

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Depressed cancer patients ignored

Majority of cancer patients with depression get no treatment


Large numbers of cancer patients experience depression and many receive no treatment for it, according to researchers, who say nurse-led intervention may be the answer.

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Gene treatment 'gives great hope'

'Three parent' gene treatment 'gives great hope'


Fears over a controversial genetic technique aimed at preventing the birth of children with incurable diseases will fade away just as concerns over IVF have been overcome, public health minister Jane Ellison has insisted.

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The big question: should there be more restrictions placed on the use of e-cigarettes?


The World Health Organisation has recently said that electronic cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion.

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'I listened but I didn't HEAR'

'I listened but I didn't HEAR'


One of the most commonly encountered situations we deal with as managers is when our junior nurses ‘make errors’. 

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