Issue : 12 June 2013
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#NTtwitchat live debate: do nurses need to take more individual responsibility for patient safety?VideoSubscription
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Breast cancer screening programmes have yet to show a reduction in the number of women who die from the disease, researchers said.
There are currently around 400,000 people in England who have survived cancer between ten and 20 years after diagnosis, according to new research.
60 seconds with...Opal Greyson, hepatitis C specialist nurse at Bedford Hospital and Luton and Dunstable HospitalSubscription
We talk to Opal Greyson, hepatitis C specialist nurse at Bedford Hospital and Luton and Dunstable Hospital, who has been a nurse for 17 years.
Best and worst nursing courses revealedSubscription
The best and worst nursing courses in the UK have been revealed in a new league table of higher education providers.
Call for ban on maternity ward sales repsSubscription
Mumsnet has called for a ban on the practice of allowing sales reps onto NHS maternity wards to target new mothers.
Call to introduce earlier HPV testsSubscription
Carrying out a virus test before traditional cervical screening could prevent around 600 cases of cancer a year in England, research suggests.
All hospital patients aged over 65 should be considered to be at high risk of falling and have an appropriate care plan drawn up, according to guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Charity launches updated Alzheimer's resourceSubscription
The Alzheimer’s Society has published a revised guide to activities for people with dementia aimed at healthcare professionals.
Charity warns on smear test uptakeSubscription
Uptake of smear tests in women aged 60 to 64 is at a 15 year low, a charity has warned.