Issue : 12 June 2012
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Gonorrhoea strains 'may become untreatable'Subscription
Gonorrhoea may become “untreatable” as drug-resistant strains are spreading across Europe, health officials said.
Kent, Surrey and Sussex NHS 111 provider namedSubscription
A partnership between out-of-hours provider Harmoni and South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has been named as the preferred provider to deliver the new NHS 111 in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
Scottish family nurse scheme to be extendedSubscription
The family nurse partnership programme in Scotland has been extended to three new parts of the country, it has been announced.
Card to help nurses communicate with patientsSubscription
Nurses in Worcestershire are being urged to “play their ACE card” to improve communications with patients.
Mental health trusts in London have slammed the quality of newly qualified nurses coming out of courses in the capital, Nursing Times has learnt.
'Stop the blame game to raise standards of care'Subscription
Too many times in healthcare, managers and staff use what went wrong to inspire them to find a model for safe and better practice.
NHS patient age discrimination ban imposedSubscription
Age discrimination against NHS patients is to be made illegal.
Older people's safety 'at risk due to cuts'Subscription
Older people are being put at risk because of “dangerous” cuts to home-based care which could cost the country billions of pounds, a leading charity has warned.
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.
A new manual of practical skills which can be used in the care of children has been produced by Great Ormond Street Hospital to act as a reference point for nurses across the country.