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A UK-wide private provider of nursing services must pay the legal costs of a whistleblowing nurse, according to a tribunal that described the firm as “unreasonably hostile”.
An MP has said he would back an independent inquiry into the case of an experienced nurse who left the profession after a minor error was “turned into a mountain”.
Patients sometimes make choices that may harm their health. Should practitioners be able to override these choices if they are acting in the patient’s benefit?
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed “vital” guidance for nurses on detecting the signs of child sexual exploitation.
Clinicians are continuing to use the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway for end of life, despite a major review concluding it should be scrapped last year, Nursing Times has been told.
The government has launched a consultation on plans to legally require hospitals, GPs and care homes to display their Care Quality Commission rating in visible places, such as entrances or waiting rooms.
Police have launched a criminal investigation into the death of a baby who contracted an infection from a suspected contaminated drip.
Universities are considering scrapping nursing courses due to uncertainty over future funding, education leaders have claimed.
A patient is asking to have a healthy leg amputated as he feels it is not part of his body. Should such requests ever be granted? And, if so, in what circumstances?
The chief nursing officer is to review the way community nurses discuss end of life care with older patients, particularly wishes concerning resuscitation, following criticisms in the national media.