Issue : 12 May 2008
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There has been a slight drop in performance against the government’s four-hour A&E target, latest figures show.
Our expert cancer blogger and NT Award winner Liz Darlison talks about hopes and fears for the National Cancer Leadership Programme, and her punishing work schedule
The original timescales for the electronic Care Records Service, a key element of the NHS National Programme for IT, were ‘unachievable, raised unrealistic expectations and put confidence in the programme at risk’, says a report from the National Audit Office.
Ensuring that patients have access to good quality hospital food is to be given a higher priority in Northern Ireland.
New vaccine could cure hay feverSubscription
A new hay fever vaccine that can reduce symptoms by more than a quarter could be available on prescription as early as next year following successful clinical trials.
Major palliative care initiative launchedSubscription
A new £1m programme to improve facilities to care for patients at the end of life has been launched by the King's Fund and Department of Health.
Nurse left alone to cover wardSubscription
Campaigners have criticised a hospital trust where a nurse was allegedly left alone on a ward without cover.
Anaesthetic nurses have been urged by the government’s medicines watchdog to identify and return faulty endobronchial tubes.
Information on adverse effects of commonly prescribed drugs is often inadequate, a study has shown.
Nurses and other NHS staff are to be given easier access to the British National Formulary via their computer desktop.