Issue : 12 June 2012
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I am currently on my final placement and nearing the end of my course. The concept of becoming a registered nursing is now starting to dawn on me.
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas are 24% less likely to survive than more affluent patients, research suggests.
BMJ calls for neutral stance on assisted dyingSubscription
Professional medical bodies should stop opposing assisted dying and take a neutral stance, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has said.
Many diabetes patients are not being subjected to effective monitoring and this is creating an increased risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, blindness and amputation, a new NHS audit has revealed.
Former nurse appointed as Monitor directorSubscription
Heather Lawrence, chief executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust, has been appointed as a non-executive director at Monitor.
An essential update in early detection, screening, treatments and survivorship.
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A government-backed scheme to allow unpaid job seekers to perform duties for a hospital trust could be seen as “staffing on the cheap”, a Labour MP has claimed.
Plaque increases cancer death riskSubscription
Poor oral hygiene may increase risk of cancer death, scientists claim.
Heart disease hits deprived areas hardestSubscription
Poor people are more likely to die from heart disease than their rich counterparts, research has found, as scientists urged the government to address the inequalities in death rates.