Issue : 13 September 2011
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RCM warns over 'critical shortfall' of midwivesSubscription
Parts of England are now facing dangerously high shortages of midwives, the Royal College of Midwives has warned.
Older women 'seeking sex education'Subscription
Women in their 50s are keen to learn more about sexual health issues, according to new research.
Obesity in children is a ticking time bomb Subscription
Nurse lecturer Florence Mitchell on why we urgently need evidence-based interventions to tackle obesity in children
Nurse at helm of Mid Staffs to step downSubscription
The nurse who was bought in to chair the troubled Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has announced he will retire in January after three years in the post.
Health minister Anne Milton has dismissed claims the chief nursing officer role is to be downgraded, insisting nursing influence in government will be “far greater” in future.
Hospital nurses’ uniforms are a breeding ground for potentially dangerous bacteria, study authors have warned.
There will be “more Castlebecks” unless action is taken to halt the “mass exodus” of learning disability nurses, the author of a government commissioned report has warned.
NMC ordered students out of Mid Staffs in 2011Subscription
The Nursing and Midwifery council gave Staffordshire University less than two months to remove all of its students from Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust at the beginning of this year, the public inquiry into failings at the trust has heard.
Tackling C difficile with environmental cleaningSubscription
Healthcare-associated infections can cause severe illness. A trust switched from using chlorine-based products to sporicidal wipes to cut rates of C difficile
Phlebitis: treatment, care and preventionSubscription
How to prevent, identify and treat phlebitis in patients with a venous cannula