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This week's Nursing Times

'Hunt needs to start listening to nurses'


Last week a little bit of history was made. Nurses joined other healthcare workers from Unite, Unison and the GMB to protest over the government’s refusal to award a blanket 1% pay rise, and went on strike over pay for the first time since the 1980s.

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Is chest pain always an emergency?

Is chest pain always an emergency? Subscription Required


Chest pain is a complex symptom with a variety of causes. It is essential that health professionals have good communication skills to ensure an accurate diagnosis

How to identify signs of brain tumours in children

How to identify signs of brain tumours in children Subscription Required


Diagnosis of brain tumours in children is improving, but the UK still lags behind other western countries. Knowledge of symptoms will allow nurses to improve early diagnosis

Anticipatory prescribing in end-of-life care

Anticipatory prescribing in end-of-life care Subscription Required


Nurses often play a key role in administering medicines from anticipatory prescriptions to patients near the end of life. This article summarises a study of their experiences

Personalising health promotion for more impact

Personalising health promotion for more impact Subscription Required


Taking into consideration individuals’ differing beliefs and levels of confidence in their ability to change their behaviour can improve the impact of health promotion messages

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'React to Red Skin and help  to prevent pressure ulcers'

'React to Red Skin and help to prevent pressure ulcers' Subscription Required


It’s time for the message of preventing pressure ulcers to reach patients and carers.

Jane Cummings

Exclusive: CNO says five-year plan offers 'enormous opportunity' to nurses


The NHS five-year plan provides nurses and midwives with an “enormous opportunity” to showcase and further develop their professional role, England’s chief nursing officer has told Nursing Times.

Secure hospital nurses take strike action over pay


Staff at three high security psychiatric hospitals will strike today in the bitter dispute with the government over health workers’ pay.


Award winning midwife petitions Hunt over pay rise


A former Midwife of the Year has launched an online petition to drum up public support for a 1% pay rise for NHS staff.

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'Nurses are pivotal to staff flu vaccinations being the norm'


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Heroic Measures


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