Issue : 11 January 2011
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England’s top nurses are to be asked to explain what they are doing to improve hospital dementia care in their regions.
New Nursing Times unveiledSubscription
Browse the new-look Nursing Times, packed with practical advice and inspiring stories
Time with patients cuts costsSubscription
Ward managers and other senior nurses should give greater priority to improving patients’ experience in hospital, as it can help save money as well as improve quality, according to the NHS Confederation.
'Top honours prove nurses drive change'Subscription
Happy New Year. I feel slightly anxious about uttering those words when 2011 is set to usher in such a massive raft of changes in the NHS. But I’m still confident about your ability as a profession to navigate your way through this new NHS roadmap.
In the first of our regular section coaching nurses in management skills, we look at what it takes to be a leader.
Nurses should make the most of changes ahead, says Viv Bennett. Charlotte Santry meets the proud nurse tipped to be England’s chief nursing officer
Enough with the cheese. I have put on about 5lbs over the festive period and most of that is Brie and Stilton. Yes, there is some chocolate and mulled wine in there too but, in the main, it was cheese that did the damage.
'Laugh a lot as it can be bloody hard work'Subscription
We quiz the chief nurse at Heart of England Foundation Trust, Mandie Sunderland, who has been nursing for 25 years.
Nurse fury over jobs offerSubscription
The overwhelming majority of nurses wants unions to reject a freeze on pay increments in return for a guarantee of no compulsory redundancies, a Nursing Times survey has found.
The trade unions’ watchdog is investigating a complaint against the Royal College of Nursing following claims a council member was unfairly bared from standing as deputy president due to a database error.