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Three more trusts achieve foundation trust status

31-Oct-2014

Monitor has authorised three more trusts to become foundation trusts, including the first to achieve the status in the community sector, at its board meeting this week.

Exclusive: Meeting health visitor recruitment target will be 'touch and go'

29-Oct-2014

Health visitor representatives have warned it will be “touch and go” as to whether the government reaches its target of ensuring 4,200 extra staff enter the profession by April 2015.

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PEG tubes: dealing with complications

PEG tubes: dealing with complications Subscription Required

Complications arising from the insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes can be life-threatening so nurses should be able to identify and manage them

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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What will it take for people to realise that making money out of other people's misery is utterly unacceptable?

28-Oct-2014

It’s Hallowe’en again, and as sure as ghouls emerge from graveyards, we have another crop of “hilarious” costumes making a joke out of mental illness.

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High protein diet not as bad for you as smoking

High protein diet not as bad for you as smoking

“People who eat diets rich in animal protein carry similar cancer risk to those who smoke 20 cigarettes each day,” reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Mastering Simulation

Mastering Simulation

17-Oct-2014

‘This is a specialist textbook and would be useful to a nurse educator/practitioner on the unit/ward/training department/school, to other professional such as theatre and ITU professionals, who are interested in working with simulated experiences.’

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