Issue : 12 June 2013
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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.
NICE urges more info on pros and cons of C-section Subscription
Healthcare workers have been urged to alert pregnant women to the pros and cons of elective caesarean sections, officials said.
Breast cancer screening programmes have yet to show a reduction in the number of women who die from the disease, researchers said.
Bullying and coercion are seen as ways of getting things done, says David Drew
'Let’s shout about the complexity of nursing'Subscription
Will people ever really understand what nursing actually is and that it’s a lot more complex than wandering around, asking if someone wants a cup of tea or their pillows plumped?
Hundreds of Mid Staffs deaths examined by policeSubscription
A review of deaths at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust by Staffordshire Police has identified 200-300 cases in which alleged neglect may have contributed to the death.
Frontline nurses and healthcare professionals should have more responsibility for ensuring the services they provide are safe, the new national director for patient safety has told Nursing Times.
Liz Redfern appointed deputy CNOSubscription
A former strategic health authority chief nurse has been appointed as deputy to the chief nursing officer Jane Cummings.
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.
Regular blood donors down by 23%Subscription
The number of regular blood donors has fallen by almost a quarter in the last decade, health officials said.