Issue : 15 February 2011
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Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has failed to address safety and quality concerns raised 10 months ago, according to a Care Quality Commission report.
NHS Direct offers services to GPsSubscription
NHS Direct could start booking GP appointments after starting talks with Surrey based consortium EsyDoc.
The staple removers I’ve just used are cheap and nasty but they cost a lot. They have travelled almost 4,000 miles.
How to provide effective oral careSubscription
Oral hygiene is crucial for patients’ health, and a fundamental nursing responsibility
Hand hygiene: product preference and complianceSubscription
A study revealed how specific hand hygiene products can boost patients’ handwashing
It is usually said that the normal adult temperature is around 37oC, but in reality there is no single body temperature.
First steps in mindfulness skillsSubscription
Using the mindfulness technique can help nurses support patients with both physical and mental health problems
One of England’s most senior GP commissioning directors is calling for consortia to recognise nurses are “best placed” to move care out of hospitals.
Stroke drug 'could harm patients'Subscription
Stroke victims could potentially be harmed by a drug used to lower blood pressure in the aftermath of an attack, research suggests.
Dementia patients are spending fewer days at a London hospital after a nurse-led programme introduced brightly-coloured drinking glasses onto wards.