Issue : 8 May 2012
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More midwives could work in communitySubscription
New changes to the way maternity care is funded could see increased numbers of NHS midwives working in the community.
'What can we do about 'difficult' patients?'Subscription
It’s no secret that some patients can be incredibly challenging to look after, but what exactly constitutes a difficult patient?
Women who use a vaginal ring or skin patch as contraceptive methods are at around double the risk of a blood clot compared to those who take the second generation of contraceptive pills, according to a large-scale study.
A range of studies that look into the patterns of death in England have been pulled together into one report.
Induced birth 'reduces risk of infant death'Subscription
Researchers have suggested that babies who are induced have less risk of dying.
What can you do to ensure that privacy and dignity is maintained? Learn from this practice article
Britain is facing a “tsunami” of pain as the number of osteoarthritis cases soars in the future, a leading expert has warned.
Nurses should be encouraged to teach asthma sufferers the Buteyko breathing technique (BBT), according to a leading medical expert.
One of the UK’s leading medical research facilities is to launch the second phase of its research into the effects of vitamin B12 on pregnant women.
Aintree trust to assess nursing staff levelsSubscription
Aintree University Hospitals Foundation Trust has launched a month-long study to assess nursing staff levels.