Issue : 12 April 2011
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The first time: breaking bad newsSubscription
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
Every little bit helps: income-related benefitsSubscription
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
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.
Lack of iodine in teenage girlsSubscription
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.
Unused drugs 'cost NHS millions'Subscription
Millions of pounds of NHS money is wasted on unused medicines which are “stockpiled” in people’s homes, nurses have said.
A study of post-operative death rates for one of the most common cancers has revealed “worrying” differences between NHS hospitals.
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
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.
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 threatSubscription
Unison members have called for a coordinated campaign to defend the Agenda for Change pay deal – backed by the threat of industrial action.