Issue : 1 September 2009
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Professor Keith Willett has been set the task of redesigning and improving NHS trauma care. Richard Staines and Steve Ford report on his plans and how they will affect nursing
Medication dispensing tool for vulnerable adultsSubscription
A new medication dispensing tool to support the needs of vulnerable adults in the community is to be piloted by nurses in the West Midlands.
Government plans to force pharmacists to routinely substitute branded medicines for generic versions could compromise patient safety, specialist nurses have warned.
NHS Managers accused of confidentiality breaches Subscription
Fears have been raised that NHS managers are attempting to access confidential information about nurses’ medical conditions and mental health problems.
No sign of indicator for nurse compassionSubscription
The Department of Health has so far failed to deliver a way that the compassion of nurses can be measured, despite it being name-checked as a ministerial priority.
The number of nurses in England will be cut by more than 6,500 in the next three years, according to one of the first estimates of how the recession will affect jobs in the NHS.
Study heralds success of payment by resultsSubscription
Government reforms to make money follow the patient have led to lower hospital costs and higher patient volumes but have not reduced quality of care, according to researchers.
An outline of the emergence of the influenza A(H1N1)v strain and background information on previous flu pandemics from the last century
Nurses’ lack of confidence to challenge other professionals is hindering their progress, NHS managers have told the prime minister’s commission.
Prime minister urged to give nurses more freedomSubscription
Nurses need the freedom to practice and fulfil their role without “obstacles in their path”, Unison has urged.