Issue : 12 June 2012
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Public satisfaction with the NHS saw its largest-ever drop last year as ministers highlighted weaknesses in the service to justify the Health and Social Care Act, and senior clinicians spoke out against the reforms.
More than one in five breast cancer patients (22.6%) will have recurrence of the disease, according to research published today.
Healthcare assistants are a vital part of the team and they must have clear roles, says Stephen Dorrell
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.
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.
When I am given an assignment brief I always feel a sense of panic.
Practising nurses and midwives should be banned in future from the top job at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, according to the body responsible for overseeing the troubled regulator.
The exercise craze “Nordic” walking enables heart failure patients to safely exercise more intensely than normal, according to a Polish study presented at the Heart Failure Congress in Belgrade.
Illness and patients’ perceptions of their status as subordinate to clinicians are the most important barriers to their active involvement in reducing clinical errors, according to researchers from the University of Surrey.
Guidance to help midwives and health visitors with the “challenge” of identifying women at high risk for mood disorders in the perinatal period has been published.