Issue : February 2012
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Encourage staff to live by your valuesSubscription
Tell people they are making a difference, and they will instigate change themselves.
Debbie Guy influences change on a large scale by solving problems through software.
We talk to Ursula Gallagher, borough director and Professional Executive Committee chair at NHS Ealing, now seconded as assistant director of nursing at the Department of Health, who has been a nurse for 25 years.
Invite patients to ward meetings to improve careSubscription
Sisters and charge nurses should be responsible for making sure their staff have time to “reflect” on the care they are providing, a major new report on caring for older people has recommended.
The Royal College of Nursing’s council has held back from rejecting the government’s latest pensions offer after a poor ballot turnout among members.
Why is it that everyone seems to know what nursing needs to get better?
My daughter, who is 11, has a thing for animals.
Hip fractures 'to cost £6bn by 2036'Subscription
Hospital admissions for hip fracture could almost double and the cost of treating such patients spiral to £6 billion, according to a government-commissioned report.
Cancer drugs delayed 'to cut costs'Subscription
The head of Britain’s biggest drugs company has accused the government of systematically delaying the introduction of new cancer drugs in order to save money.
NICE issues guidance on patient experience Subscription
Nurses should “avoid making assumptions” about patients based on appearance or other personal characteristics, according to latest guidance.