Issue : 15 March 2011
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£1bn funding gap threatens NHS - Kings FundSubscription
NHS resources will be squeezed by a £1 billion gap in social care funding, according to a new report.
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Infection control 'will be hit by nursing cuts'Subscription
Progress made in tackling hospital infections in Scotland could come under threat if nursing numbers are cut, representatives of the profession has warned.
Doctors give verdict on health reformSubscription
Doctors have made clear the opposition to the Health Bill within the profession, but stopped short of opposing the bill in its entirety.
Search for 'reel' student nurses from 1945Subscription
A search is under way for two nurses who appeared in a 1945 factual film designed to encourage recruitment to the profession.
The Department of Health has said it will prioritise a workforce planning review of nurse and midwife numbers.
Carter defends visit to Mid Staffs Subscription
The head of the Royal College of Nursing has defended his decision to praise Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust after visiting the trust while it was being investigated over suspected care failings.
Nurse outrage at pension plans Subscription
Nurses have expressed outrage at moves that would prevent them from retiring from their “physically exhausting” jobs until their late 60s.
Few trusts test nurses for compassionSubscription
Very few NHS organisations test potential nurse recruits on their aptitude for nursing, despite early evidence from trusts where it has been implemented that it can improve standards, analysis by Nursing Times reveals.