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'Hostile' private provider must pay nurse whistleblower's legal costs

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”.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

MP backs call for inquiry into case of Worcestershire nurse

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”.

Should practitioners override patient choices?

Should practitioners override patient choices? Subscription Required

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?

Child in hospital

All nurses asked to be aware of signs of sexual abuse in children

The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed “vital” guidance for nurses on detecting the signs of child sexual exploitation.

Liverpool pathway continues to be used, claims palliative care academic

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.

Jeremy Hunt

Law will force healthcare organisations to display CQC ratings

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.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Criminal probe into baby's death at London hospital

Police have launched a criminal investigation into the death of a baby who contracted an infection from a suspected contaminated drip.

Anxiety over funding row 'could see nursing courses close'

Universities are considering scrapping nursing courses due to uncertainty over future funding, education leaders have claimed.

Is it ever acceptable to amputate a healthy limb?

Is it ever acceptable to amputate a healthy limb? Subscription Required

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?

District community nurse home visit carer

CNO to review form after concerns raised over DNR question

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.

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