Issue : 10 September 2014
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The government has launched a consultation on plans to legally require hospitals, GPs and care homes to display their Care Quality Commission rating in visible places, such as entrances or waiting rooms.
Communication skills and staff training form part of new proposals to improve the care given to patients with lifelong heart problems by the NHS in England.
Starting third year: the countdown is onSubscription
As the third year nerves started to get the better of her, Leanne turned to her peers to find out how they’re coping with the anxiety of final year placements
Troubled trust reveals huge waiting listSubscription
A huge, previously unreported waiting list of more than 90,000 patients has been revealed by one of England’s most troubled trusts. It comes amid an intense national drive to tackle politically sensitive waiting targets.
A nurse found dead after answering a hoax call for the Duchess of Cambridge during her first pregnancy sent a desperate email to colleagues blaming herself, an inquest heard.
Scientists 'reset' human stem cellsSubscription
Scientists have made a breakthrough in creating stem cells crucial to regenerative medicine.
Muscle disease genes discoveredSubscription
Scientists believe they have discovered the genetic cause of an incurable muscle-wasting disease, paving the way for new treatments for sufferers.
Unison is now balloting its members who work in the NHS. There are a lot of myths fl ying around and I would like to address some of them.
Student nurse to take over SNT twitter accountSubscription
Student nurse, Leanne Siekiera, will be taking over the student nursing times twitter account on Thursday 18 September.
Hospital chiefs urged to tackle A&E crowdingSubscription
Up to half a million patients could be put at risk every year as hospitals struggle to admit patients to hospital wards from bursting A&E departments, the College of Emergency Medicine has warned.