Issue : 14 January 2008
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Unions back NT training campaignSubscription
The nursing profession’s three largest unions have given their backing to NT’s major new campaign Time Out For Training.
Staff development vital to realise NHS reformsSubscription
Training and developing the current workforce is vital to realise the future goals of the NHS, a leading nurse academic has warned.
Sign NT's petition to protect trainingSubscription
NT is urging nurses to lobby government to ringfence training funds by signing a petition to the prime minister.
Training funds still under fireSubscription
While NHS finances improve, training funds are still being plundered. Jennifer Taylor looks at how nurses are affected by government refusals to ringfence the cash
Midazolam still included in PGDsSubscription
A sedative commonly used in operations can still be prescribed in patient group directions (PGDs), even though the home office has tightened up regulations on its use.
NHS 'causes 17,000 deaths a year'Subscription
Poor performance by the NHS is causing more than 17,000 deaths a year, according to a report.
Aspirin resistance quadruples MI riskSubscription
Patients with aspirin resistance are four times more likely to have myocardial infarction, stroke or die from a pre-existing cardiovascular condition, a study has shown.
Nurses at Midlands hospital could have pay cutSubscription
NURSES and support staff at a hospital in the Midlands could see their pay cut because of proposals to restructure its workforce, unions have claimed.
Drugs commonly used in the treatment of osteoporosis nearly triple the risk of bone necrosis, according to a study.
Calls for laws on formula advertisingSubscription
MPs have called for laws to prevent private companies producing infant formula milk from undermining attempts to promote breastfeeding.