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This week's Nursing Times

Jenni Middleton

'The profession is right to debate the 6Cs'


The 6Cs – the words selected by Jane Cummings, the chief nursing officer for England, to articulate nurses’ values in response to a spate of care scandals – seem to divide the profession as much as unified it.

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Policy Plus - Partnership work in mentorship for students: facilitators and constraints

Policy Plus - Partnership work in mentorship for students: facilitators and constraints Subscription Required


A complex network of partnerships between higher education institutions and healthcare personnel ensures that student nurses are placed with appropriately qualified mentors in approved clinical learning environments during the practical component of their course.

More nurses must be recruited to practice nursing to alleviate the workforce crisis

A scheme to increase practice nurse numbers Subscription Required


The Advanced Training Practice Scheme is boosting the number of nurses pursuing a career in practice nursing in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

X-rays are used to diagnose active TB

How nurses can support early diagnosis of TB Subscription Required


Tuberculosis is now a significant public health issue, and nurses need to know its signs and symptoms and which groups at increased risk of infection.

Pulmonary tuberculosis: the disease can be transmitted by coughing and sneezing

Barriers to managing TB in emergency departments Subscription Required


A survey of staff in an emergency department unit explored whether they had the knowledge to recognise and manage patients presenting with tuberculosis.

Clinical article archive

'Training makes practice nursing a first-job option'

'Training makes practice nursing a first-job option' Subscription Required


It is often thought that practice nurses need acute secondary care experience.

Macrolide antibiotics linked with 'small risk' of foetal neuro damage


Macrolides antibiotics, currently considered safe during pregnancy, may carry a small risk of neurological damage and so should be reviewed by regulators, according to UK researchers. 

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Regulator 'forced' to increase fees in response to funding change


Operating department practitioners and a range of other healthcare professions face having to pay higher registration fees, potentially paving the way for a similar move for nurses and midwives.

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Peer announced as chair of national review of maternity in England


Baroness Julia Cumberlege is to lead the major review of maternity services that is intended to “modernise” care for women and babies, NHS England has announced.

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Ebola virus

What you need to know about Ebola Subscription Required


Unclear on the symptoms, risk factors and modes of transmission of Ebola? WHO’s factsheet

Donna Mullikin

'Anonymity online is ‘safe’ but can hinder a discussion’s validity'


It has been clear for some time just how much potential social media sites, blogs and online forums have for supporting conversation and sharing opinions, but the dilemma of whether to remain anonymous when participating is still one that faces many people who would otherwise get involved without hesitation.

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Paul Fish

'ICU can be a great choice for new graduates'

We talk to Professor Paul Fish, director of nursing at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and visiting professor of nursing leadership at London South Bank University, who qualified as a nurse 15 years ago.