Issue : 11 August 2008
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Audio interview with the RCN's Cecilia AnimSubscription
Richard Staines speaks to RCN Islington branch secretary Cecilia Anim on why the college is calling for members' views on a rule that effectively prevents nurses going out on strike.
Study criticises care for older peopleSubscription
Older patients are losing out on NHS primary care because a range of conditions affecting them are not included in the incentive payments given to GPs, warn researchers.
Corpse left on hospital ward for seven hoursSubscription
A hospital has apologised after a corpse was left on a hospital bed for seven hours.
People who lose weight soon after a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes have significantly better outcomes than those who do not, according to US researchers.
MMR campaign backed to slow rise in measlesSubscription
The Health Protection Agency has welcomed the government’s MMR catch-up programme, announced last week.
Alert issued over intravenous cancer drugSubscription
The National Patient Safety Agency has issued urgent guidance for injecting adults and adolescents with vinca alkaloids.
What did the media say?
Men more likely to die from drug misuseSubscription
Men are significantly more likely than women to die from illicit drug use, suggests a report published today.
A new website aimed at improving the mental health of young people has been launched by a south London trust.
Nurses lack knowledge on Parkinson’s DiseaseSubscription
Nurses need more training and education in how to care for people with Parkinson’s Disease, according to a small survey.