Issue : 14 October 2008
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Landmark guidance on the use of emergency oxygen aims to ensure that this therapy is used consistently, carefully and appropriately. Nerys Hairon finds out more
Part 3 in this series on urinary catheters explains the procedure of self-catheterisation
NT’s survey on nurses’ financial health paints a grim picture of rising living costs which are forcing many to work longer hours or make stark choices about which of life’s essentials they can afford.
How nurses are coping with the cost of livingSubscription
As living costs continue to rise, nurses at all levels are feeling the pressure, borrowing money, cutting back on essentials – let alone luxuries – and asking charities for help. Craig Kenny reports on NT’s exclusive survey
A PCT in Essex is considering offering cash incentives to encourage unhealthy people to visit the GP. Presumably, one problem is deciding who – if they are not visiting the GP in the first place – these people are. Some people who stay away from the GP are healthy and no doubt the last thing the PCT wants to do is pay healthy people.
‘The health service is wasting precious time fiddling figures to hit performance targets’Subscription
The continuous pressure of NHS league tables is creating a management culture focused on meeting targets rather than providing services, argues Blair McPherson
Skills should be rewardedSubscription
Early in my first placement it struck me how multi-skilled nurses have to be, and how little this was reflected in their pay.
Circumstances to legitimate a terminationSubscription
A 10-year-old girl is pregnant after being raped by a member of her family. The pregnancy is not discovered or diagnosed until the child is 24 weeks pregnant. What laws can be applied to this particular case?
We need a fairer system for funding drugsSubscription
High Court judges can no longer sentence people to death in this country – but some would argue that PCTs can.
There’s nothing like a major incident to shake off Monday morning lethargy.