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Immunology Nursing

News and practice for immunology nurse specialists

Deal means meningitis B vaccine set to be in use by September


A vaccine against meningitis B will be available to all babies in the UK after the government agreed a deal with drug manufacturers.

Caution urged over antibiotic scripts for pregnant women with asthma


Researchers have advised caution when prescribing antibiotics to women with asthma during pregnancy, as it may increase the risk of their child going on to develop the condition as well.

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Staff afraid to raise concerns? Nothing to do with us, Sir Robert


In his recent report into whistleblowing Sir Robert Francis QC felt the need to call for legal protection for staff who raise concerns about care.

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Gram stain of meningococci from a culture showing Gram negative (pink) bacteria, often in pairs

All teens should be vaccinated against rare strain of meningitis

“A vaccination for meningitis is to be offered to all 14-18 year-olds in England and Wales, after a spike in a rare strain of the disease,” The Guardian reports. The strain – meningitis W (MenW) – is described as rare, but life-threatening.