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Exclusive: Liverpool Care Pathway 'still in use' despite abolition

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.

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.

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.

Further nursing staff arrests made in Bridgend records probe

Two more hospital nurses have been arrested by police investigating alleged neglect linked to claims patient notes were falsified.

Legal highs 'deadlier than heroin', warns think-tank

Deaths linked to legal highs could surpass those related to heroin use within just two years, according to a new report by a think-tank.

Formal warning for senior nurse who failed to report drug error

A senior nurse at a nursing home where a frail elderly woman died following a medication mix-up has been given a formal warning.

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