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Issue : 1 March 2008

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  • Special report: the Seroxat scandalSubscription

    News7 March, 2008

    The government has said it will tighten regulations on reporting of clinical trials following an investigation into the antidepressant, paroxetine (Seroxat).

  • Drug guidelines to be tightened following Seroxat suicide probeSubscription

    News7 March, 2008

    The government’s drugs watchdog has said it will call for tighter regulations on reporting of clinical trials following an investigation into whether drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline buried concerns that the antidepressant paroxetine (Seroxat), caused suicidal ideation in children.

  • Transforming patient lives through a nurse-led Herceptin clinicSubscription

    Share nursing ideas7 March, 2008

    A nurse-led Adjuvant Herceptin Clinic at the Christie Hospital Foundation Trust in Manchester has completely transformed the care of countless patients with breast cancer. Nurse clinician in clinical oncology, Helen Mitchell, spoke to Vivienne Cohen about the service’s innovations since it opened just over a year ago.

  • Health minister Ben Bradshaw criticises Lord Mancroft's slur on nursesSubscription

    News7 March, 2008

    Health minister Ben Bradshaw has written to a national newspaper criticising Conservative peer Lord Mancroft’s attack on nurses as ‘grubby’, ‘drunken’ and ‘promiscuous’ in the House of Lords.

  • Denise joins Mimosa for training opportunitiesSubscription

    Focus6 March, 2008

    Denise Thompson has been appointed manager of Mimosa Healthcare's 53-bed White Ash Brook Care Home in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.

  • The future of nursing careersSubscription

    Focus6 March, 2008

    Foluke Ajayi, head of NHS Careers and workforce supply at NHS Employers, examines the road ahead for trainee and qualified nurses based on evidence the organisation has just submitted to the reviews of pre and post-registration nursing

  • Union passes vote of no confidence in the NMCSubscription

    News6 March, 2008

    Unite/CPHVA’s National Professional Committee has passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the NMC following confusion about the registration of specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs).

  • Aromatherapy fails to improve immune systemSubscription

    News6 March, 2008

    One of the most comprehensive investigations done on aromatherapy failed to show improvement in immune status, wound healing or pain control among people exposed to two scents – lemon and lavender, say US researchers.

  • Booze fuels rise in young children admitted to hospitalSubscription

    News6 March, 2008

    Nearly 100 children aged under eight have been admitted to A&E units for alcohol-related problems in the past year, government figures have revealed.

  • School leavers encouraged to join NHSSubscription

    News5 March, 2008

    NHS Careers has launched a set of online resources to teach school children and college students about jobs in healthcare.

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