Issue : 1 June 2010
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Nurses may have to admit drug errors to patientsSubscription
Nurses could soon be legally bound to inform a patient after they have made a drug or other treatment error, under plans being considered by the Department of Health.
Epilepsy nurse specialist halves admissionsSubscription
A nurse specialist in childhood epilepsy has cut admissions for the condition by half, research has revealed.
Uncertainty over the future of a major restructuring programme of England’s community services risks eroding already low morale among nurses working in the sector, nursing leaders have warned.
How patients rate their nursing care is likely to be made a high priority by the new government, Nursing Times understands.
Nurse specialists are developing a tool to demonstrate their clinical and financial value to trusts in order to ward off the erosion of their role as the NHS seeks to make massive savings.
Manual observation push to prevent deteriorationSubscription
Nurses across the country are returning to manual observations following evidence that reducing reliance on technology can dramatically improve care, Nursing Times has learnt.
Female catheters cause trauma in malesSubscription
A Rapid Response Report by the National Patient Safety Agency outlines how catheter training, storage and labelling can prevent serious harm in men
Scottish public health minister Shona Robison met nurses from the 205 (Scottish) Field Hospital (Volunteers) last week to mark the opening of nominations for the third annual Military and Civilian Health Partnership Awards.
Nursing often faces criticisms such as being ‘too posh to wash’. It is the profession’s oppressed position that leads to negativity regarding educational achievement
Controversy continues to rage over nursing as a graduate entry profession, but this move is a necessity to deliver healthcare in the 21st century, says Sue Bernhauser