Issue : 15 September 2008
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Health visitor caseloads of 500 commonSubscription
Caseloads of more than 500 children are common place for 40% of health visitors, a Unite/CPHVA survey shows.
What did the media report?
The government has published a risk assessment tool for venous thromboembolism (VTE) to help hospitals in England identify patients at risk of developing the condition.
A study is to determine whether statins and ACE inhibitors can reduce the risk of adolescents developing type I diabetes later in life.
Study will probe near-death experiencesSubscription
The largest ever study into near-death experiences is to begin in hospitals across the UK and US.
Care home quality victim of under-fundingSubscription
A ‘significant’ number of care homes are still not receiving the money they need to provide good quality services, according to a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
There is no clear evidence to show that the NHS Hospital at Night programme has had an effect on the ways hospitals operate, according to a new report.
Investigations and pain management guidelinesSubscription
Tools, techniques and guidelines for acurate diagnosis in pain management
Assessment of painSubscription
Assessment and diagnosis for successful pain management
NHS adopts revised care record consent modelSubscription
Patients will be asked first before files containing their medical histories are accessed by other staff across the NHS.