Issue : 14 July 2009
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NHS cleanliness scores show 10% improvement Subscription
There has been a marked improvement in the standard of NHS inpatient ward environments in England, according to latest Patient Environment Action Team assessment scores.
Nursing workloads a global problemSubscription
Heavy nursing workloads are having a detrimental effect on patient care and health outcomes across the world, a global survey suggests.
PM's commission seeks public view on nursingSubscription
The Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery is due to hold its first ‘listening event’ this week to gauge public opinion on the profession.
Proposals to overhaul the funding system for pre-registration student nurse training will be announced in September by the Department of Health, Nursing Times has learnt.
More members of the nursing profession can expect to be involved in delivering mental health services under latest government proposals.
Nurse prescribing: The next stepsSubscription
Nurse prescribing powers have grown from small beginnings to cover the entire formulary today. But area is still not without its concerns and difficulties. Clare Lomas reports on barriers facing nurse prescribers
Nurses and other healthcare staff have been urged to ensure they are immunised against swine flu when vaccines become available later this month.
IBD nurses win grants for gastro researchSubscription
Five specialist nurses have won funding grants for research into inflammatory bowel disease.
Nurse helps out Ellen MacArthur TrustSubscription
Kim Rowlandson, a senior staff nurse at St Mary’s hospital on the Isle of Wight, has been helping some young cancer survivors take to the high seas.
Ann Keen on how to contribute to the PM’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery