Issue : 10 November 2009
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People in Burnley were invited to let their stresses float away by writing uplifting messages on balloons last week to mark National Stress Awareness Day.
US nurses and doctors at loggerheadsSubscription
Serious examples of bad blood exist between nurses and doctors in the US, a survey by the American College of Physician Executives has revealed.
Practice nurses 'held back' by GPsSubscription
The development of practice nursing in Scotland is being held back by a lack of recognition of its value by GPs, suggests a survey by the Royal College of Nursing.
Nurses transferring between different NHS services, and to the independent and voluntary sectors will be given ‘staff passports’ setting out their employment rights.
Attempts to shift nursing duties onto cheaper healthcare assistants raise serious patient safety and are tantamount to a ‘deregulation of nursing,’ the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Queen's Nurses to double in numberSubscription
The number of community nurses holding the title of Queen’s Nurse will double over the next six months, from 70 to 140.
Pay levels confirm lower status of nursesSubscription
Hospital nursing directors earn about 40 per cent less than their chief executive and 46 per cent less than their medical director colleagues, a Nursing Times straw poll of 15 foundation trusts suggests.
Managers have more faith in nursing directors’ ability than they have in themselves, Nursing Times’ 360 degree survey reveals.
There are wide divergences between how visible directors of nursing believe they are and the perceptions of their own nursing staff, according to a survey by Nursing Times.
The increasingly complex nature of primary care organisation will make it harder to ensure nursing is involved in strategic decision making, nurse leaders have warned.