Issue : 12 May 2009
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The new super-regulator, the Care Quality Commission, took up its powers at the start of last month, marking the beginning of a raft of changes in healthcare regulation. Alastair McLellan talks to its chief executive, Cynthia Bower, about what the commission has in store for nurses
A new health ‘manual’ has been launched that is specifically targeted at men in Yorkshire.
Devon nurse shares tribal experienceSubscription
Reg Barker has brought his experiences of tribes in New Guinea to the walls of his trust.
Mental health nurses 'under-report' drug errorsSubscription
Medication errors in mental health settings are being ‘massively under-reported’, experts have warned.
NMC kept in dark over commission roleSubscription
The NMC is unclear about the role it will play in the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery, according to the regulator’s chief executive, Kathy George.
New funding for care of cancer survivorsSubscription
Macmillan Cancer Support has received a £1.6m funding boost to improve services and support for people with cancer and those who are in remission from the disease.
Nearly two-thirds of nurses have raised concerns about patient safety with their employers but more than one in three say no action was taken as a result.
NHS still lagging on nutrition careSubscription
A ‘groundbreaking’ government plan intended to tackle malnutrition and ensure the nutritional needs of older hospital patients were met has had little impact on care, a joint survey by Nursing Times and Health Service Journal suggests.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will be issued with guidance on how to protect themselves from people attempting to steal antivirals in the event of a flu pandemic, Nursing Times has learnt.
Christie nurses protest over lost hospital fundsSubscription
Nurses from Manchester’s Christie Hospital joined with patients and MPs last week in a march on Whitehall.