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Issue : 12 April 2011

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    The first time: breaking bad newsSubscription

    Features31 August, 2011

    Breaking bad news can be a terrifying prospect but there are steps you can take to ensure the process is as comfortable and supportive as possible

  • purse

    Every little bit helps: income-related benefitsSubscription

    Features31 August, 2011

    Funding your education is a big investment, and it can be difficult when money is tight. Find out if you’re eligible for some income-related benefits that can help ease the burden

  • Nurses spend less time than vets learning about pain

    Nurses spend less time than vets learning about painSubscription

    News13 April, 2011

    Veterinary students spend more time learning about pain management than nurse undergraduates, according to a nursing academic who wants an overhaul of training in the area.

  • milk

    Lack of iodine in teenage girlsSubscription

    News12 April, 2011

    Health experts have called for iodine to be added to table salt after research suggested that more than two thirds of teenage girls could have a deficiency.

  • drugs

    Unused drugs 'cost NHS millions'Subscription

    News12 April, 2011

    Millions of pounds of NHS money is wasted on unused medicines which are “stockpiled” in people’s homes, nurses have said.

  • surgery

    NHS hospital cancer post-op death rates 'worryingly different'Subscription

    News12 April, 2011

    A study of post-operative death rates for one of the most common cancers has revealed “worrying” differences between NHS hospitals.

  • nurse

    'If consortia omit nurses, they will miss a wealth of expertise'Subscription

    Opinion12 April, 2011

    Some may believe asking experienced nurses to join commissioning consortia is a step too far, but surely it is a major risk not to include nurses in commissioning

  • Sign for Stafford Hospital

    'Hotel style' wards leave patients feeling isolatedSubscription

    News12 April, 2011

    Nightingale wards are much better than “hotel-style” hospital environments that can leave patients feeling isolated, a senior nurse has told the public enquiry into care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.

  • Pressure builds on government over nursing involvement in reforms

    Pressure builds on government over nursing involvement in reformsSubscription

    News12 April, 2011

    Nursing has moved a significant step closer to winning the battle for formal involvement in future NHS decision making this week, after strong signals the government will change its mind about GP domination of commissioning.

  • NHS workers living standards under threat

    NHS workers living standards under threatSubscription

    News11 April, 2011

    Unison members have called for a coordinated campaign to defend the Agenda for Change pay deal – backed by the threat of industrial action.

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