Issue : 12 October 2010
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Claire Rayner, the former nurse, health journalist, author, agony aunt and patient advocate, died this week in hospital in Harrow north London, after failing to recover fully from intestinal surgery in May.
The first analysis of local NHS plans to save huge amounts of money in the next four years, confirms there will be large cuts in jobs for hospital nurses.
Hospitals to record E coli and MSSA next year Subscription
Infection control teams will have to monitor two more types of healthcare associated infection, Andrew Lansley said last week.
Fears as nurse directors are ‘cast adrift’Subscription
Nursing directors in foundation trusts are being “cast adrift” from the rest of the profession, according to Nursing and Midwifery Council chief executive and registrar Dickon Weir-Hughes.
Tens of thousands of nurses working in primary care are to be transferred to hospital and mental health organisations within the next six months.
More than 100 “never events” - serious preventable safety errors - were reported to the National Patient Safety Agency last year, the organisation has said.
It’s a fantastic time to be starting as editor of Nursing Times. That is what everyone has told me in the few weeks since I joined.
It was identified that the needs of siblings of children with learning disabilities were not being addressed. A group was set up to tailor services to siblings
Cuts must not threaten time for dignified careSubscription
Enabling our patients to feel comfortable, less vulnerable and dignified when in our care is an increasingly difficult challenge.
Women may prefer to receive treatment for miscarriage at home rather than in hospital. A pilot study assessed the effectiveness of community based management