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Issue : 13 November 2007

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  • ‘If the child suffers harm, you may be found to have acted negligently’Subscription

    Focus12 November, 2007

    A GP asks you, a community or practice nurse, to make a home visit to see a child who is reported to have a temperature and is vomiting. Do you agree and, if so, what do you need to be aware of?

  • ‘Nurses can play a key role in tackling alcohol misuse’Subscription

    Focus12 November, 2007

    WE’VE ALL seen them. We’ve probably all been one at some point. Binge drinkers – those who regularly consume more than the recommended level of alcohol.

  • ‘Painkillers cut Parkinson’s Risk’

    NHS Choices13 November, 2007

  • ‘There is a gulf between heath and social care’Subscription

    Focus12 November, 2007

    Some older people have a great time. Take Des O’Connor for example. If he’s not on a sunbed, he’s hosting Countdown or murdering Frank Sinatra songs. Say what you like about Des – he’s happy.

  • ADHD drugs not effective, research showsSubscription

    News12 November, 2007

    Drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not effective in the long term, according to US researchers.

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    Adverse drug reactions and interactionsSubscription

    Clinical19 November, 2007

    The decision to use medicines to treat or prevent ill health is a matter of balancing risk and benefit and must take account of the efficacy of the drug, the likelihood of adverse reactions developing as a consequence of its use and their potential seriousness.

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    Focus14 November, 2007

    Sometimes, whatever is going on around us it is important to share good news so that we can keep our spirits and motivation high – thus helping us to carry on the good work, despite the many problems which surround us all. So this week’s blog concentrates on good news by telling Nursing Times readers how a day I spent in Milton Keynes proved to be uplifting, mainly because community nurses were working in harmony with their general practice.

  • Are the five new nurse career pathways the solution?Subscription

    Focus12 November, 2007

    A framework of post-registration career pathways could replace the existing nursing branches. Louise Tweddell gauges reactions to the consultation paper

  • Aspirin does not reduce heart attack risk in diabeticsSubscription

    News20 October, 2008

    Aspirin does not reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke for patients who have diabetes but no previous cardiovascular disease, a new study reports.

  • Assaults on staff show 5% dropSubscription

    News12 November, 2007

    THERE has been a 5% drop in the number of reported attacks on NHS staff, according to latest figures.

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