Issue : 14 May 2013
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We must not allow care to fail due to our lack of courage as leaders, says Trish Morris-Thompson
I began my third year of training in March with an air of confidence and optimism.
Community matrons’ views of readmissionSubscription
Community matrons work closely with people with long-term conditions and are well placed to identify the reasons why this group are often readmitted to hospitals
Future of NHS Direct becomes more uncertainSubscription
Nurses working for NHS Direct face yet more uncertainty as it emerged that their employer may not continue to deliver the new NHS 111 service beyond the end of next March.
IVF snapshot technique praisedSubscription
An IVF technique that takes thousands of snapshots of a developing embryo can help avoid miscarriages and improve live birth success, it is claimed.
52,000 vaccinated against measlesSubscription
More than 50,000 people have been vaccinated against measles in a major campaign to battle a growing epidemic.
Jab fear 'linked to weak knowledge'Subscription
People who have poor general knowledge about science are more likely to be fearful of getting vaccinations for themselves or their children, a poll has suggested.
Mental health services 'lack equality'Subscription
The lack of equality in emergency hospital services for mental health patients needs to be addressed, health minister Norman Lamb has said.
NMC council members swept away in overhaulSubscription
Almost all the nursing regulator’s council members have been replaced in a complete overhaul designed to improve how the Nursing and Midwifery Council operates.
New hayfever treatment launchedSubscription
A novel nasal spray formulation of fluticasone propionate and azelastine hydrochloride has been launched in the UK for relief of symptoms of moderate to severe seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis.