Issue : 10 August 2010
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Nurses have asked the Nursing and Midwifery Council to spell out how whistleblowers will be protected from reprisals.
New Mid Staffs nurse director vows never againSubscription
Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust’s new nursing director has said he is adamant he “cannot let the past re-emerge” and will hold staff to account if they do not meet care standards.
Expanding private healthcare in NHS hospitals could be “galling” for nurses and lead to conflict, a union leader has warned.
First hospital nurse school deferredSubscription
Heart of England Foundation Trust has postponed plans to build England’s only hospital based school of nursing. The decision comes at the same time as concerns have arisen over a culture of “learned helplessness” among its nurses.
Primary care nurses fear their training and support networks will collapse with the abolition of primary care trusts.
The Royal Marsden Hospital has opened a £10m critical care unit that it hopes will significantly aid patient recovery and encourage family visits.
Nurses must change their approach to end of life care for chronic disease, senior nurses have warned in response to research shared exclusively with Nursing Times.
Most urinary tract infections are linked to indwelling catheters. Best practice and limiting catheterisation to patients who really need it can help reduce them
Depression is often under recognised. This can be addressed by using latest NICE guidance to ensure effective assessment and appropriate intervention
People with learning disabilities often experience barriers in accessing healthcare. This project aims to educate staff and measure attitudes before and after training