Issue : 12 June 2013
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'How competent do you feel as a student nurse?'Subscription
Are we given good enough training to be competent as qualified nurses? Mikey Whitehead, children’s student nurse editor, shares his views …
Student nurse, Oluwafemi Faniku, thinks student nurses have alot to offer
The image of nursing is at an all-time low, says Claudine Wetherall
A former nurse with an incurable asbestos-related disease is calling for anyone who worked with her to come forward with information about the hospitals she worked at in the 1960s and 1970.
“A new test can reliably tell if an unborn baby has Down’s syndrome without putting it at risk,” Metro reports.
The community and social care trust that employs former Mid Staffordshire nurse and whistleblower Helene Donnelly has given its support to our Speak Out Safely campaign.
Women who live in poor areas are less likely to have their breasts screened for signs of cancer, officials said.
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.
'Gene machines' to cut scan timeSubscription
Two “gene machines” that have been installed at a children’s hospital will cut the time it takes to scan for rare and inherited genetic disorders from a year to just days, doctors have said.
Living with undiagnosed dementiaSubscription
My phone rang and I walked quickly out of the office to start what I knew was going to be a difficult conversation.
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.
Glass risk sparks alert of asthma treatmentSubscription
A drug alert has been issued over the risk of glass particles in some batches of an asthma treatment.
There are currently around 400,000 people in England who have survived cancer between ten and 20 years after diagnosis, according to new research.
Cornwall to get Admiral nurses for first timeSubscription
Admiral Nurses are to be introduced in Cornwall for the first time, it has been announced.
#NTtwitchat live debate: do nurses need to take more individual responsibility for patient safety?VideoSubscription
Missed our #NTtwitchat on patient safety? Read highlights from the chat here
The head of the NHS in England is facing renewed calls to quit over the use of pay-offs to prevent “whistleblowers” speaking out publicly about concerns over patient safety.
Advising patients who have had a myocardial infarction to eat diets rich in oily fish may have only a limited impact on reducing their risk of a future cardiovascular event, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Taking a short 15-minute walk after meals could help older people to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
Doctors in England and Wales have seen a four-fold increase in the number of children and teenagers admitted to hospital for conditions linked to obesity.
Determined and dedicatedSubscription
Lori Manning won several awards while still a student, despite thinking she would never be able to become a nurse