Issue : 14 April 2008
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Night in the Life of a Bed ManagerSubscription
Name: Colin ToselandRole: Bed manager/patient flow coordinatorWage: Undisclosed
Services for clients with learning disabilities at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust have been completely remodelled and are now more successful than ever, writes Clare Lomas
RCN consults nurses over three-year pay dealSubscription
The RCN has opened its consultation with members on the proposed 8% three-year pay deal, negotiated at the start of this month in conjunction with Unison, NHS Employers and the government.
Medicines zone goes live on NHS Direct websiteSubscription
NHS Direct has launched an area on its website dedicated to information about medicines.
NHS managers have clashed with GP leaders over the government’s proposed idea for ‘polyclinics’.
Cancer widows need more supportSubscription
A third of widows of cancer victims have no source of support after the deaths of their husbands, a Swedish study suggests.
Mastectomy option for those with BRCA genesSubscription
A mastectomy may be preferable to lifetime surveillance for women that carry a breast cancer gene mutation, suggest Dutch investigators.
Oncology nurses have been told that pregnant women with breast cancer can be treated in the same way as those that are not pregnant.
Blog: Elvis and the funding fiascoSubscription
In his debut blog, Registered Nursing Home Association chief executive Frank Ursell reports on why recent funding policy is an 'unmitigated disaster'
The media reported that working up a sweat while performing household chores might have the added benefit of improving mental health.