Issue : 10 July 2012
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Nurses need new skills for NHS of the futureSubscription
New skills and qualifications will be required by nurses working in the health service of the future, according to the head of the new national training and education quango.
New skills needed to address rise in steroid useSubscription
Drug workers and nurses working in harm reduction will need a “whole new set of skills” to respond to the huge increase in anabolic steroid users attending needle exchanges, experts have reported.
Ministers duck social care funding reformSubscription
Plans to overhaul social care in England have been met with disappointment after ministers refused to commit to a new funding system.
Risk assessments should be given to all adults who are not pregnant and aged over 40 for type 2 diabetes, according to latest guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
The new NHS Leadership Academy has £30m to empower nurses with new skills, is it needed? Add your comments and they could be published in the magazine
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay withheld information that could have led regulators to discover its major care failures sooner, a probe commissioned by foundation trust regulator Monitor has found.
Using the term “stigma” assaults victims againSubscription
Nursing Times Editor, Jenni Middleton, responds to a letter about stigma and mental health
Healthy diet relieves menopausal symptomsSubscription
Healthy eating - plus the occasional tipple - can help women escape symptoms of the menopause, research has suggested.
Health benefits of exercise 'not understood'Subscription
There is a lack of knowledge among healthcare professionals of the benefits of exercise, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned.
NICE calls for adult diabetes risk testingSubscription
All adults aged 40 and above should have a risk assessment for type 2 diabetes, according to the healthcare watchdog.