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Issue : 12 May 2009

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  • The new face of regulation: what will the CQC mean for nursing

    The new face of regulation: what will the CQC mean for nursing Subscription

    Analysis12 May, 2009

    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

  • Men of Yorkshire targeted in new health promotion

    Men of Yorkshire targeted in new health promotionSubscription

    News12 May, 2009

    A new health ‘manual’ has been launched that is specifically targeted at men in Yorkshire.

  • Devon nurse shares tribal experience

    Devon nurse shares tribal experienceSubscription

    News12 May, 2009

    Reg Barker has brought his experiences of tribes in New Guinea to the walls of his trust.

  • Mental health nurses 'under-report' drug errors

    Mental health nurses 'under-report' drug errorsSubscription

    News12 May, 2009

    Medication errors in mental health settings are being ‘massively under-reported’, experts have warned.

  • NMC kept in dark over commission role

    NMC kept in dark over commission roleSubscription

    News12 May, 2009

    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 survivors

    New funding for care of cancer survivorsSubscription

    News12 May, 2009

    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.

  • Survey reveals that nurses concerns are regularly ignored

    Survey reveals that nurses concerns are regularly ignoredSubscription

    News12 May, 2009

    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 care

    NHS still lagging on nutrition careSubscription

    News12 May, 2009

    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 will get training to protect them from antiviral thieves

    Nurses will get training to protect them from antiviral thievesSubscription

    News12 May, 2009

    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 funds

    Christie nurses protest over lost hospital fundsSubscription

    News12 May, 2009

    Nurses from Manchester’s Christie Hospital joined with patients and MPs last week in a march on Whitehall.

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