Issue : 14 April 2009
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This article outlines background on the cardiovascular system, and how its various components affect blood pressure and common factors that lead to hypotension
The nurse who will bring quality to the NHSSubscription
Last summer the government announced that its future health policy would be heavily focused on driving up the quality of NHS services. Graham Clews talks to the nurse charged with advising ministers on how to ensure this happens
An initiative to use a workbook to help HCAs develop their competencies
Nurses need a range of skill and competencies to provide high-quality palliative and end-of-life care in different healthcare settings
This research study investigated whether individualised CBT was an effective intervention for patients with COPD for psychosocial difficulties
NHS stress driving up nurse sick leave levelsSubscription
NHS staff are almost four times as likely to be absent from work with stress as people with other occupations, and nurses are the most stressed of all, Nursing Times can reveal.
Personal care plan pilots up and runningSubscription
Nurses in the east of England are helping to pilot an initiative to implement personalised care plans for people with long-term conditions.
The UK’s largest NHS trust is to start using psychometric tests on its nursing recruits in a bid to assess their levels of compassion and the values they hold.
Nursing candidates interviewed by patientsSubscription
Candidates for nursing jobs at a London mental health trust are being quizzed by patients and service users as part of the recruitment process.
PM's commission to seek more diverse membershipSubscription
The Department of Health is set to appoint a number of new members to the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing Times has learnt.