Issue : 10 November 2008
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Cancer leadership blog: Lessons from M&SSubscription
This is not just any blog, this is a Marks & Spencer blog. No, seriously. Liz Darlison travels to Manchester to learn how M&S do things for module 3 of the Cancer Leadership Programme.
Health visitors to take day of actionSubscription
Health visitors are to work to rule on a national day of action after a ballot by the union Unite voted in favour of strike action last week.
The tragic case of Baby P sent shivers through the national consciousness and raised questions across the spectrum of health and social care. Our primary care expert Lynn Young says it is time for lessons to be learned.
The government’s patient safety watchdog has issued new guidance to prevent burr holes being drilled in the wrong side of patients’ heads during craniotomy procedures.
MHRA warns over faulty enteral pumpSubscription
The government’s medicines watchdog has asked nurses and clinicians to check enteral feeding pumps that may be faulty.
Stroke patients will be treated in 24-hour nurse-led specialist units under plans to overhaul to services in the NHS in London.
Unite nurses vote in favour of strikeSubscription
Nurse members of Unite could strike before Christmas, after voting in favour of industrial action over the government’s three-year NHS pay deal.
Patients carrying large amounts of weight around their waists are more likely to die, according to a study.
It's not just teenagers who need to use condomsSubscription
A high proportion of people in their 30s and 40s are not using condoms when they first have sex with a new partner, study findings have revealed.
The RCM has raised ethical concerns about the world’s first successful ovary transplant, which was reported last week by a US surgeon.