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.
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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
Follow-up fear in family pilotSubscription
Nurses working on the Family Nurse Partnership pilots continued to visit parents after the programme had formally ended because they were concerned about a lack of good follow-up services such as health visiting.
DH reproached over surveying bereavedSubscription
The Department of Health risks sidelining dying people by opting to survey bereaved relatives about care, instead of the patients themselves, a nursing academic has said.
Nursing students face stiff competitionSubscription
There are likely to be at least 27% more applications to university nursing courses than places this year, figures obtained by Nursing Times suggest.
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.
St George's theatre nurses protest against cuts Subscription
Around 150 theatre nurses and other staff at St George’s Hospital in London began 2011 with a lunchtime protest against public sector cuts.
Training blamed for Implanon failureSubscription
Inadequate training could have caused contraceptive devices to be fitted incorrectly in women who later became pregnant, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare has said.
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.