Issue : 15 September 2009
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Ten key issues and best practice on short term indwelling urinary catheters
The causes of incontinence dermatitis are outlined and a case study is provided to illustrate best practice on how to manage and prevent this condition
Regulator to shine spotlight on nursing qualitySubscription
The quality of nursing care in England, and particularly that given to older patients, looks set to come under special scrutiny from the new health and social care regulator.
PFI contracts are a "barrier" to matronsSubscription
Private cleaning contracts must be swept away so frontline nurses can take full control of improving the hospital environment, a leading matron has said.
NMC cases speeding up despite IT delaysSubscription
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is cutting the time it takes to complete fitness to practice cases, despite delays in introducing a new computer system.
Midwives leaders hail evidence of funding boostSubscription
Maternity services in England are expected to see a large increase in investment this year, according to research by the Royal College of Midwives.
The shake-up up of the student bursary system will help open up nursing to people from a wider range of backgrounds, according to health minister Ann Keen.
Nurses failing to recognise patient engagementSubscription
Public and patient engagement needs to be given more recognition in nursing practice, a pioneering research project suggests.
Nurses have begun to feel the effects of the public sector spending squeeze in their workplaces.
A recurring theme in negative reports about nursing quality in the NHS seems to be the care given to older patients. Clare Lomas investigates what can be done to meet the challenge