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Issue : July 2009

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  • Alternative advisory servicesSubscription

    NHS Careers31 July, 2009

    This page provides contact details for alternative organisations offering assistance for nurses, midwives and health visitors.

  • Professional and regulatory bodiesSubscription

    NHS Careers31 July, 2009

    This page provides a list relevant professional bodies for those interested in studying nursing or midwifery.

  • Mental health is one of the most demanding nursing areas

    Mental health nursingSubscription

    NHS Careers31 July, 2009

    This page introduces mental health nursing.

  • The number of patients waiting for longer than the benchmark eight weeks for outpatient treatment in England has risen by more than 80 per cent compared with this time last year.

    Huge rise in outpatients waiting over eight weeks for appointmentSubscription

    News31 July, 2009

    The number of patients waiting for longer than the benchmark eight weeks for outpatient treatment in England has risen by more than 80 per cent compared with this time last year.

  • The DH is launching a measles awareness campaign to help improve the uptake of the MMR vaccination.

    Roadshow to increase MMR vaccination uptakeSubscription

    News31 July, 2009

    The Department of Health is launching a measles awareness campaign to help improve the uptake of the MMR vaccination.

  • The incidence of swine flu is slowing, according to latest government figures.

    Spread of swine flu slowing down, but autumn surge expectedSubscription

    News31 July, 2009

    The incidence of swine flu is slowing, according to latest government figures.

  • Smear test 'no benefit' in early 20s

    Smear test 'no benefit' in early 20s

    NHS Choices31 July, 2009

    The British Medical Journal recently published research looking at the effectiveness of smear tests across different age groups of women. This large and well-designed case-control study analysed the impact of cervical screening on the risk of cancer development in over 4,000 diagnosed cases and nearly 8,000 age-matched controls without cancer.Brought to you by NHS Choices

  • Children have experienced side-effects including nausea, insomnia and nightmares after taking the swine flu anti viral Tamiflu.

    HPA warning over Tamiflu side-effects in childrenSubscription

    News31 July, 2009

    A high proportion of British schoolchildren have experienced side-effects including nausea, insomnia and nightmares after taking the swine flu medication Tamiflu, researchers have said.

  • Infections carried by blood transfusions can be fatal in heart surgery

    Blood transfusions increase fatal infections in heart surgerySubscription

    News31 July, 2009

    The risk of dying during heart surgery is increased five-fold by infections carried in blood transfusions, according to research published in the journal BMC Medicine.

  • Soaring demand for pregnancy products combined with a drop in sales of contraceptives has prompted a Tesco to predict an imminent baby boom.

    Tesco sales figures point to recession baby boomSubscription

    News31 July, 2009

    Soaring demand for pregnancy products combined with a drop in sales of contraceptives has prompted a Tesco to predict an imminent baby boom.

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