Issue : 1 December 2009
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Health secretary opens new dental unitSubscription
Health Secretary Andy Burnham has visited the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust to open a new dental unit for patients with special needs.
Nurses must 'reclaim' professional imageSubscription
Nurses need to ‘reclaim’ their professional image to counter concerns about poor care, according to a member of the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery.
Nursing Times, 1 December 2009Subscription
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Nurses encouraged to become NICE 'ambassadors'Subscription
Nurses who want to play a bigger role in the work of NICE are being encouraged to apply for a fellowship with the institute.
The nursing director of one of the largest trusts in England has called into question education standards around basic nursing care.
There is “no evidence” to suggest that a nurse with a mental health problem would not be good at their profession, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
NHS commits to better staff healthSubscription
Nurses who suffer from back problems will have better access to occupational health services under plans set out by the government.
All English hospitals may face fines from next year if they fail to improve against indicators of nursing quality.
Why can't we see what is right in front of us?Subscription
Failure to spot deteriorating patients is a growing problem. The first step to fixing this is admitting your skills may not be up to date - it is your duty to stay informed, says Dan Higgins
Poor knowledge can result in a missed or delayed diagnosis of septic shock or severe sepsis, as well as inappropriate or delayed patient management