Issue : 12 June 2012
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Recently I sat with a group of worried doctors who after two years of aggressive recruitment for junior medical staff had not had a single applicant.
£19m pledged for NHS workers to run mutualsSubscription
An extra £19 million has been announced to fund doctors, nurses and other health workers who want to take over the running of NHS services in England.
Artificial pancreas success in clinical trial Subscription
A hi-tech “artificial pancreas” for diabetes patients has undergone a successful test run in a clinical trial.
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.
Card to help nurses communicate with patientsSubscription
Nurses in Worcestershire are being urged to “play their ACE card” to improve communications with patients.
An essential update in early detection, screening, treatments and survivorship.
Use of agency nurses by the NHS has jumped by 50% in a year and is quickly rising, Nursing Times has learnt, calling into question widespread cuts being made to posts in order to save money.
Mental health trusts in London have slammed the quality of newly qualified nurses coming out of courses in the capital, Nursing Times has learnt.
One of the largest foundation trusts in England has begun to see significant improvements in basic standards of nursing care after introducing a unique training initiative for its nurses.
Technology can make care at home easier and safer, and improves patients’ experiences. However, nurses face a number of challenges in adapting to its use.