Issue : 15 February 2011
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Phil DaSilva leads a QIPP programme but has never lost touch with frontline nursing
Temporary staff take most sick leaveSubscription
Workloads and sickness absence in wards employing temporary staff are greater than in units with permanent staff only, according to researchers from Nottinghamshire and Leeds.
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.
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.
Renal patients unaware diabetes affects kidneysSubscription
The first time many patients realise diabetes can affect their kidneys is when they are referred to renal services, according to a UK multi-cultural study.
Student nurses in Scotland should be employed on “proper salaries” rather than given bursaries, in order to tackle course drop-out rates, Unison Scotland has said in a manifesto for public services.
Nurses given powers to challenge CRB checksSubscription
Nurses will be able to challenge inaccurate criminal records certificates before they are shown to trusts as part of a radical shake-up of vetting systems.
Dementia patients are spending fewer days at a London hospital after a nurse-led programme introduced brightly-coloured drinking glasses onto wards.
NHS Direct offers services to GPsSubscription
NHS Direct could start booking GP appointments after starting talks with Surrey based consortium EsyDoc.
Breast cancer is found in one in three women between regular screenings, according to a new study.